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Is Durant more valuable than LeBron? At least one man thinks so Published: January 8, 2014

Someone is picking Kevin Durant as the NBA's Most Valuable Player ... so far.

ESPN NBA Insider Tom Haberstroh joined the program "Numbers Never Lie" to explain why Durant has been a more valuable player than LeBron James this season. Durant currently leads the league in Player Efficiency Rating (29.57), which is a smidgen better than James' 29.30.

From Haberstroh's extended column on Durant (ESPN Insider): "But the big thing here is that the Thunder, as a team, have been able to weather the storm without Westbrook. Durant's numbers are way up, but more importantly, the Thunder's offense looks nothing like the overwhelmed squad that the Memphis Grizzlies mauled in the playoffs last season."

That's one reason of several reasons why Haberstroh is giving Durant the edge over LeBron right now.

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