Kevin Durant stats: How KD’s 2021-22 regular season compared to his career-bests in each category

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If not for a scary mid-season MCL sprain, Kevin Durant would have been in the league MVP conversation and the Nets likely 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 prior to his absence.

His missed time meant that he wasn’t eligible for awards like the scoring title, but Durant just 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 compared to his career-bests in each category.

Kevin Durant's points per game: 29.9 (4th in the NBA)

2021-22 average: 29.9 points per game

Career-high: 32.0 points per game (2013-2014 MVP season with Thunder)

Kevin Durant's rebounds per game: 7.4 (45th in the NBA)

2021-22 average: 7.4 rebounds per game

Career-high: 8.3 rebounds per game (2016-17 season with Warriors)

Kevin Durant's assists per game: 6.4 (23rd in the NBA)

2021-22 average: 6.4 assists per game

Career-high: 6.4 (2021-22 season with Nets)

Kevin Durant's field goal percentage: 51.8% (21st in the NBA)

2021-22 average: 51.8% from the field

Career-high: 53.7% from the field (2020-21 with Nets and 2016-17 with Warriors)

Kevin Durant's 3-point percentage: 38.3% (52nd in the NBA)

2021-22 average: 38.3% from three

Career-high: 45.0% from three (2020-21 with Nets)

Kevin Durant's steals per game: 0.9 (150th) in the NBA)

2021-22 average: 0.9 steals per game

Career-high: 1.4 steals per game (2012-13 and 2009-10 with Thunder)

Kevin Durant's blocks per game: 0.9 (46th in the NBA)

2021-22 average: 0.9 blocks per game

Career-high: 1.8 blocks per game (2017-18 season with Warriors)

Kevin Durant's free-throw percentage: 91.0% (3rd in the NBA)

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

Career-high: 91.0% (2021-22 season with the Nets)

Kevin Durant's minutes per game: 37.2 (5th in the NBA)

2021-22 average: 37.2 minutes per game

Career-high: 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 (37.2).

Kevin Durant's player efficiency rating: 25.69 (4th in the NBA)

2021-22 PER: 25.69

Career-high: 29.8 (2013-2014 MVP season with Thunder)

Kevin Durant's win shares: 8.4

2021-22 win shares: 8.4

Career-high: 19.2 (2013-14 MVP season with Thunder)

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