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Kevin Durant and Kobe Bryant
You guessed right: Hailing from the Oklahoma City Thunders, Kevin Durant.
Runner Ups: Dwight Howard, Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Chris Paul.
Kevin Durant has been working extremely hard this summer. He's gone to the weight room, and has gotten endless practice. To me, he shows glimpses of Kobe Bryant's determination to get better. His experiences overseas playing for Team USA should help elevate his game even more.
Durant should average above 30 points per game next year. I'm predicting that Durant will average about 32-33 PPG, eight RPG, and two APG.
Dwight Howard will have the best season of his career, and will average 22 PPG, 13-14 RPG, and 3.2 BPG. His offensive game will improve to an extent.
Kobe Bryant will come back, healthy, but still not in his best form, as his finger injury can be considered somewhat permanent.
27.5 PPG, 5.7 APG, and 5.2 RPG.
His assist numbers should rise, as Ron Artest has a year of Triangle experience under his belt, and that should help his shots go down. Matt Barnes and Steve Blake are an obvious scoring upgrade over Farmar and Powell, and should knock down shots as well.
LeBron James' numbers will be 19.4 PPG, 10.2 APG, and 9.6 RPG. He will be close to knocking down a triple-double season, but will barely miss it. I see him playing PF less, because Chris Bosh is a natural PF, and is very vulnerable when playing center.
Chris Paul will be back like the old CP3, but better. He is coming back with 23.3 PPG, 11.5 PPG, and 2.8 SPG. The addition of Trevor Ariza should help his assists, as Ariza is a great slasher who cuts and finishes as well as the rest. Okafor and CP3's chemistry will get better as the season progresses.