NBA 2022/2023 top scorer
The 2022/2023 NBA season opens its doors on Tuesday, October 18 after a 4-month wait. And today, an overview of the contenders for the title of top scorer of the season. With 30.6 points on average last year, Joel Embiid will put his title on the line in a league where attack has taken over defense in recent years. We Sport offers you our favorites to get the NBA 2022/2023 top scorer trophy.
NBA 2021/2022 top scorer, can Joel Embiid retain his title?
NBA Team: Philadelphia 76ers
2021/2022 stats: 30.6 points, 11.7 rebounds, 4.2 assists, 1.5 blocks.
Best NBA scorer last season, Joel Embiid had not yet won the title of MVP, which had earned him criticism on this subject. The 76ers player had guided his team to reach the Eastern Conference semi-finals by showing himself to be dominant like never before. Able to play close to the circle, back to the circle, halfway or long distance (37.1% at 3 points), the Cameroonian is in his prime and seems unstoppable as his power is linked to great technique. Even if progress is to be made in terms of leadership, the offensive and defensive talent of Joel Embiid is no longer to be proven. Will he be able to retain his NBA scoring crown? The answer after 82 regular season games!
Giannis Antetokounmpo stronger after a Fiba summer?
NBA Team: Milwaukee Bucks
2021/2022 stats: 29.9 points, 11.6 rebounds, 5.8 assists, 1.4 blocks.
In constant progress for several years, Giannis Antetokounmpo remains « unstoppable » in the NBA. His penetrations to finish close to the circle are the best in the League. Endowed with unparalleled physical power, the Greek Freak comes off a successful Eurobasket on a personal level (29.3 points and a nomination in the best five of the competition) and does not hesitate to say that the FIBA game is harder to circumvent than the NBA game. Summers that make the Greek progress in his offensive choices and his shooting selection. Able now to punish 3-4 meters from the circle, but still with a dubious 3-point shot, Giannis Antetokounmpo could become the NBA’s top scorer in the future season, he who is only 27 years old.
Where will Luka Doncic’s progress in the NBA end?
NBA Team: Dallas Mavericks
2021/2022 stats: 28.4 points, 9.1 rebounds, 8.7 assists.
Aged 23, the Luka Doncic is already starting his 5th NBA season. The Slovenian prodigy who took his Mavericks team to the conference finals last season will still have to struggle to make Dallas an outsider to the title. Having taken on the dimension of the NBA game upon his arrival, Luka Doncic is a unique raw talent on the basketball planet. False slow, his step-back on his left is unstoppable and his long-range address, although fluctuating (35% on average), makes defensive changes pay off. Capable as well of making his teammates shine while scoring more than 30 points, the Slovenian playmaker will one day finish as the top NBA scorer. From this new season?
Kevin Durant needs to make amends
NBA Team: Brooklyn Nets
2021/2022 stats: 29.9 points, 7.4 rebounds, 6.4 assists.
After his true/false start from the Brooklyn Nets, Kevin Durant will have a lot to make up for. Having requested his transfer at the start of the summer, the former League MVP finally decided to stay at the Nets (perhaps because his contract was too hard to trade). Nevertheless, the talent of the double MVP of the finals is no longer to be proven. Perhaps the most disconcerting scorer with his ability to score over the head of any defender, Kevin Durant will mostly be on a mission to finally lead Brooklyn to where the team should be, which is at the minimum in the conference final. Injured in the middle of last season, KD had probably lost the title of top scorer at that time. If the Nets player is rid of his physical problems, then Kevin Durant will be in the fight to finish as the 2022/2023 NBA leading scorer.
Damian Lillard wants to put the Blazers back on the map
NBA Team: Portland Trailblazers
2021/2022 stats: 24.0 points, 4.1 rebounds, 7.3 assists.
After having experienced a difficult 2021/2022 season marked by injuries like he had never known, Damian Lillard should arrive in great shape according to his words. Clutch player par excellence and capable of heat stroke, the leader of the Blazers will have to show himself at the level of his 2020 and 2021 seasons to give Portland a chance to reach the play-offs. Without a real second star in the team, Damian Lillard will have to do Damian Lillard during the 82 games of the regular season. A naturally skilful player (several seasons with an average of 44% or more in shooting), Dame Time will be a candidate for the title of best NBA scorer this season!