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Think I’ll be able to keep my Twitter name next season? — @DurantIsMVP
That’s a fun way to ask if KD is going to repeat as MVP. That’s tough. Because on one hand, I say absolutely. Durant is only going to get better (he’s still just 25, which I have to repeat to myself every morning), and he’s had his breakthrough meaning he’s playing with less individual pressure. He didn’t let it out really, but he wanted that MVP. And at times, he pressed because of it.
On the other, not only will LeBron be in the way, there are a lot of players poised for their own breakthrough. Stephen Curry, James Harden, Blake Griffin, Kevin Love, Damian Lillard and on and on. Or, you know what? Maybe even Russell Westbrook.
A big part of Durant’s MVP campaign this season was Westbrook missing nearly half the season to which KD carried OKC. Hopefully, that doesn’t happen again next season. But now that he has the reputation as an MVP, a 60-win season for the Thunder in which Durant puts up 30-7-5 on near 50/40/90 splits, how can you really deny that? Keep Reading…