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Kevin Durant tops Sports Illustrated NBA rankings

The 2021-2022 NBA season is just around the corner and specialized analysts are beginning to carry out the respective pre-campaign. The renowned S


The 2021-2022 NBA season is just around the corner and specialized analysts are beginning to carry out the respective pre-campaign. The renowned Sports Illustrated magazine has made its usual ranking of players before the start of the tournament.

In the first place appears the star of the Brooklyn Nets, Kevin Durant. If he stays healthy, he is one of the top candidates for the MVP award. Last year he averaged 26.9 points with 7.1 rebounds.

The second place is occupied by Giannis Antetokounmpo. The Greek of the Milwaukee Bucks comes from being champion last season, in which he took the MVP of the final, against the Phoenix Suns. He had an average of 28.1 points and 11 rebounds in the previous harvest.

The podium is completed by LeBron James. The Los Angeles Lakers star is coming off an injury-laden season. But this year the team has new pieces like Carmelo Anthony or Russel Westbrook and the offensive weight could be more distributed. In 2020-2021 he averaged 25 points in 45 games.

The list is completed by Steph Curry, Nikola Jokic, Luka Doncic, James Harden, Joel Embiid, Anthony Davis and Kawhi Leonard. The NBA begins on October 3.