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ManningToTyree
12-02-2014, 04:16 PM
Any chance Durant can still win the MVP?

Assuming that he misses no more games and he propels the thunder into the playoffs.

It has been said this is as wide open a race as there has been in years with Curry and Davis being the front runner at this point.

goingfor28
12-02-2014, 04:20 PM
Doubt it. He missed about 1/4 of the season

abe_froman
12-02-2014, 04:23 PM
he def can if the thunder race up the standings

jaydubb
12-02-2014, 04:30 PM
Kershaw won MVP after missing about a month, although MLB has twice as many games.. :shrug:

I do think the principle should be the same tho.. The Dodgers woulda been nowhere near the playoffs without kershaw and thunder are obviously not a good team without durant.

I think it's possible especially if okc becomes a power house again and wins or at least is close to winning the conference which would be extremely hard task as the team is at 5-12 right now but if it gets turned around he should be in discussion even tho he missed about 1/5 of the season.

JordansBulls
12-02-2014, 04:32 PM
If the Thunder somehow can still get a top 2 seed out West even with how they started, not sure how you could give it to anyone else.

archdevil84
12-02-2014, 04:51 PM
Doubt it. He missed about 1/4 of the season

1/4 of the season is already over? damn it, why does it go so fast :(

Goose17
12-02-2014, 04:55 PM
Doubt it but anything is possible. He'll need to put the team on his back and finish in the top 3.

Rarely does a player who's team is situated outside of the top 3 in their conference win the MVP.

sens#11fan
12-02-2014, 05:03 PM
IMO, he can baring another injury, theres 65 games left for OKC.

ManningToTyree
12-02-2014, 06:32 PM
Doubt it but anything is possible. He'll need to put the team on his back and finish in the top 3.

Rarely does a player who's team is situated outside of the top 3 in their conference win the MVP. but this would qualify as a rare circumstance. They are in a serious hole. If Durant leads them back to the playoffs putting up the numbers we come to expect from him I don't think you can hold his teams seeding against him.

Raps18-19 Champ
12-02-2014, 06:35 PM
Easily if he completely turns the team around and the wins outweigh the time he missed.

DillyDill
12-03-2014, 04:06 AM
It would be crazzzzzy if he did can't believe he came back so quick, freak of nature

FraziersKnicks
12-03-2014, 07:42 AM
I just hope he hasn't rushed back after seeing how awfully they were doing without him. I know he didn't want them to fall into a hole too deep that he couldn't claw them back into the playoffs but with a jones fracture you really can't rush your return. Many jones fractures are re-injuries so the Thunder have got to be careful with it.

Hopefully he's fully healed up and OKC vs. SA/LAC/GSW/POR/MEM/DAL/HOU can now be worthwhile competitive games.

Thunder are 5-13 at the moment. If they go 45-19 in their last 64 games they'll hit 50 wins. 8th seed last year in the West was Dallas with 49 wins but the West seems even more competitive this year. I actually think 45 wins could be quite a tough task if you allow for a few games missed here and there by KD and a few games to allow for him to readjust to the pace of competitive basketball.

I don't see the Thunder finishing any higher than 7/8 if everything goes to plan for them and I wouldn't be surprised if they can't climb out of the hole they're already in even at this early stage of the season.

BALLER R
12-03-2014, 09:52 AM
He would need to have the best season of his career to catch up to the rest of the field.

Avenged
12-03-2014, 01:30 PM
I really really hope not.

Longhornfan1234
12-03-2014, 01:31 PM
Nah... the MVP will be going to the best big man since Kareem, Anthony Davis aka The Brow.

ManningToTyree
12-04-2014, 01:32 PM
Nah... the MVP will be going to the best big man since Kareem, Anthony Davis aka The Brow.

Are you serious?

Longhornfan1234
12-05-2014, 11:38 AM
Are you serious?

Yes... 30+ PER and .300 WS/48 at the age 21. Historic numbers. He's only going to get better.

Jeffy25
12-05-2014, 05:15 PM
If they can win 45-55 games on the year, and he posts rate numbers like last year. I don't see why not

cvietti23
12-05-2014, 05:30 PM
Nah... the MVP will be going to the best big man since Kareem, Anthony Davis aka The Brow.

Are you serious?

Demarcus cousins > Anthony Davis

ManningToTyree
12-05-2014, 05:42 PM
Are you serious?

Yes... 30+ PER and .300 WS/48 at the age 21. Historic numbers. He's only going to get better. yes they are but he needs to duplicate that over and over again for a long time before you start putting him ahead of Duncan Hakeem shaq David Robinson Ewing and so on

kobe4thewinbang
12-05-2014, 11:06 PM
It will be Steph Curry, unless the Clippers or Cavaliers do a 180.