Does Oklahoma City Thunder Forward Kevin Durant Deserve MVP?

By Dan Parzych
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After reaching the NBA Finals last season, the Oklahoma City Thunder knew they were capable of being one of the top teams in the Western Conference once again during the 2012-13 season–especially with a player like Kevin Durant in the lineup. As long as Durant stays healthy, the Thunder will always be difficult to defeat and with the type of season he’s having so far–it’s safe to say the star forward is worthy of winning MVP this season.

Oklahoma City currently has the best record in the Western Conference with a 30-8 record and one of the main rasons why is due to the fact that Durant is averaging 28.9 points per game to go along with 7.6 rebounds. On top of that, Durant and Russell Westbrook give the Thunder arguably the best duo in the NBA–so that always helps him each night when it comes to putting up big numbers.

Take a look at Monday’s game against the Phoenix Suns in which he dropped 41 points as the Thunder picked up their fourth-straight win. In fact, Durant has been on fire as of lately as he’s averaging just under 39 points per game–which makes it no surprise to see Oklahoma City on an impressive winning streak.

The MVP race is always going to be a tight one in the NBA, but Durant is making a strong case once again to take home the honors for this season. Plus, after falling short of winning it all last year, it’s obvious Durant is motivated more than ever to make sure that doesn’t happen again in 2013.

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