It’s official: Kevin Durant is the league’s MVP.
“KD’s had one hell of a year, both offensively, the streak he was one with the 25-plus, 30-plus and all across the board,” LeBron James said “Kudos to him, much respect to him and he deserves it. He had a big-time MVP season.”
Durant set a career high in assists per game (5.5 ) and led the league in Player Efficiency Rating (29.8), a measure of per-minute production.
MVP @KDTrey5 became just the 4th player ever to average at least 32.0 Points, 7.0 Rebounds, 5.0 Assists for a season (MJ, Wilt, Baylor)
— NBA.com/Stats (@nbastats) May 6, 2014
Among those four seasons, only Wilt Chamberlain won MVP for his 1965-66 campaign. But where does Durant’s 2013-14 season rank as the most valuable MVP season?
Using Win Shares, an estimate of the number of wins contributed by a player, Durant’s season would be 12th best among winners of the award.
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