In his 10th season in the NBA, Kevin Durant has established the reputation as being one of the best scorers in the league. He is a four-time scoring champion, who many believe that can one day break the all-time scoring mark. According to ESPN’s Chris Haynes, Durant believes that New Orleans Pelicans star Anthony Davis can easily achieve one lofty goal set in his sights.
“He is probably going to lead the league in scoring this year easily… 50 for him is a good game, and now [he’s like] move it to the next one,” Durant said. “It’s kind of a customary night for him, so we’ve got to be prepared tonight.”
Davis has set the league afire in his first two games dropping 50 and 45 points respectively with the latter coming against the Golden State Warriors. During this stretch, he has made NBA history to be the first player to score 95 points in the first two games of the season. He was also the first player to have at least 45 points, 15 rebounds, five assists, five steals in a single game.
Davis has shown through his first four seasons that he is a rare talent in the league, but injuries have continued to hamper him forcing him to miss at least 14 games in each campaign. If he can get past these health issues, it will not only be scoring titles in his sight but also a few MVP awards. It will be interesting to see what he has in store for this season.