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Stephen A. Smith On Kevin Durant: "When This Season's Over, Kevin Durant Is Going To Win League MVP... And Comeback Player Of The Year."

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Kevin Durant is back to playing NBA games, and the world is better for it. Durant is a superstar who is probably a top-three player in the NBA. Durant has wowed people not just by his elite performances, but also because those performances came after a lengthy hiatus due to injury. During the 2019 Finals, Durant went down with an Achilles injury. However, during the 2020-21 season, Durant has come back with a vengeance, seemingly fully recovered from his injury.

Kevin Durant is currently averaging 30.6 PPG after a tough injury. That is MVP level scoring. Stephen A. Smith claims that Kevin Durant will win the regular-season MVP award, but also suggests another award that Durant could possibly win.

Kevin Durant would certainly deserve to be anointed as the Comeback Player of the Year. Durant has come back from an injury that could have ended his career: that is an achievement that deserves to be recognized. Not only did Durant come back, but he is also playing like he was never injured at all. Perhaps he is even playing better after his layoff. Kevin Durant has managed to return to the top of the NBA world after 18 months off to get fully healthy. The Brooklyn Nets are reaping the rewards.

If the Brooklyn Nets are a top seed, there's no reason that Kevin Durant can't win the MVP award. Kevin Durant is the best player on the best team in the Eastern Conference. Durant is clearly a favorite for the award at the start of the season.