How KD’s season compares to the best of his career

If not for a terrifying mid-season MCL sprain, Kevin Durant would have been in the league’s MVP conversation and the Nets probably would have had an easier playoff road than a first-round matchup with the Boston Celtics.

Durant was sensational for the Nets in the early part of the 2021-22 regular season and had Brooklyn near the top of the Eastern Conference before his absence.

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His missed time meant he was ineligible for awards like the scoring title, but Durant single he missed becoming the first Nets player in franchise history to average 30 points per game for a season.

Here’s how Durant’s 2021-22 regular season stats compare to his career best in each category.

2021-22 average: 29.9 points per game

Highest of his career: 32.0 points per game (2013-2014 MVP season with Thunder)

2021-22 average: 7.4 rebounds per game

Highest of his career: 8.3 rebounds per game (2016-17 season with Warriors)

2021-22 average: 6.4 assists per game

Highest of his career: 6.4 (2021-22 season with Nets)

2021-22 average: 51.8% of the field

Highest of his career: 53.7% from the field (2020-21 with Nets and 2016-17 with Warriors)

2021-22 average: 38.3% of three

Highest of his career: 45.0% from three (2020-21 with Nets)

2021-22 average: 0.9 steals per game

Highest of his career: 1.4 steals per game (2012-13 and 2009-10 with Thunder)

2021-22 average: 0.9 blocks per game

Highest of his career: 1.8 blocks per game (2017-18 season with Warriors)

2021-22 average: 91.0% from the free throw line

Highest of his career: 91.0% (2021-22 season with the Nets)

2021-22 average: 37.2 minutes per game

Highest of his career: 39.5 (2009-10 season with the Thunder)

Fun fact: Only Pascal Siakam (37.9) and Fred VanVleet (37.9) averaged more minutes per game than the Nets trio of Kyrie Irving (37.7), James Harden (37.2) and Kevin Durant (37. two).

PER 2021-22: 25.69

Highest of his career: 29.8 (2013-2014 MVP season with Thunder)

2021-22 winning actions: 8.4

Highest of his career: 19.2 (2013-14 MVP season with Thunder)

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