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2011-12 By the Numbers (Per Game)
If not for the force that is LeBron James, Kevin Durant is a surefire No. 1 in the league at the SF spot.
Durant has led the league in scoring the last three seasons, and the scoring-title winner is just 23 years of age and five years into his NBA career.
But what makes Durant, a 2012 NBA finalist, all the more special, is the fact that he is as clutch and efficient as they come.
In the 2012 postseason, it was Durant hitting tough shots late in games time and time again, and he was the very reason OKC took down San Antonio and the L.A. Lakers so comfortably. There was no better player in the fourth quarter going into the NBA Finals.
His efficiency was also incredible, and this was especially the case during the regular season. He shot a whopping 49.6 percent in the playoffs. Not only is that a great percentage, but it also included deep three-point shots and tough midrange jumpers. Durant is a shot creator and a plentiful shooter; the type of player who would normally rarely shoot better than 44-to-45 percent.
Easily surpassing Carmelo Anthony, rest assured Durant has earned himself the No. 2 spot on the countdown.