Think Melo will win it this year.
Durant will settle at about 25ppg imo as he tries to make his game more rounded, he is passing a heap more this year and handling the ball too. Even though James is gone, KMart is replicating the scoring Harden gave us off the bench.
I feel JH will settle at about 23ish, Kobe will stay at about 27 but I feel his efficiency will drop as the season goes on. Kevin Love could also feature when he comes back from injury.
Nice, but means not much, Lebron and Durant are the best scorers in the game.
Durant/Lebron will score what is necessary in order to win right now, Lebron gave up on caring about PPG long time ago and it looks like Durant has to so far, Durant is also focusing on improving other facits of the game offensively (passing/playmaking) and other parts of his game, good for him...
This is because at the end of the day PPG doesnt matter, but winning does...
It's still to early to determine MVP contention but hey, I expect a stellar year from him. The team has been looking more than good and Melo has carried his momentum from the Olympics with him it would seem. He's shooting great, rebounding extremely well, not playing selfishly (albeit small assist numbers due to system), and the team is looking like a true contender. I just don't know if Amare will return and f#ck up the chemistry.
Great start by Melo. I'm not sure who wins the scoring title this year..
Anyone who watches the Thunder has seen Durant being less aggressive shooting the ball this year. He's obviously made a conscious effort to round out his game and has been passing the ball a lot. I think he may average 25-26 this year and not win it.
Kobe has been pretty impressive, though I don't see him keeping at the efficiency level he's currently at. Hope he does though, I have him on my fantasy team. Wish he, like Durant, would cut their turnovers though.
It will surely be an interesting year. Durant and LeBron obviously won't score as much as they used to. One is basically coasting (LeBron) and the second one is making his game much more well-rounded (top5 in rebounds). Kobe now has more help so he maybe won't need to score as much.
So it's pretty tough to predict who will win the scoring title this year,I think Melo has a shot but I wouldn't say he's the leading candidate to win it.