Ranking Kevin Durant's Season with Greatest Scoring Wings in NBA History

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Ranking Kevin Durant's Season with Greatest Scoring Wings in NBA History
Sue Ogrocki

Kevin Durant is in the midst of what has arguably been the best scoring season of his career.

The Oklahoma City Thunder forward is averaging a career-high and league-leading 32.1 points per game and continues to tear up opponents every night. 

But does Durant's scoring output match up against others like him historically?

We're not talking about best overall seasons for perimeter players. Just the best scoring years for any wings. And it's not merely taking into account those who happen to pour in the most points, regardless of how they do it.

Efficiency matters. The frequency with which a player scores is important, but how effectively does he do it? Basketball involves more than just volume scoring, and when someone makes a statement that Durant is having one of the greatest scoring seasons of all time, he or she is not only referring to how many points he's averaging.

With Durant, scoring goes beyond the point totals alone.

Durant's brilliance won't cease. He has scored 25-plus points in 40 consecutive games now, tying Michael Jordan's modern-day record, which he accomplished twice in the 1980s.

The streaks don't stop there, either. Durant has scored 20 or more in 50 consecutive games, the most since Kobe Bryant went for 63 straight in 2005-06.

KD has been brilliant all season. This, we know. But can he hack it against the best wings ever?

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