‣ The NBA saw a record number of players achieve a 20+ points per game average last season.
‣ There are five players expected to compete for the NBA scoring title in the 2023/24 season: Damian Lillard, Anthony Edwards, Joel Embiid, Luka Doncic, and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander.
Damian Lillard’s first bucket as a member of the Bucks on the pass from Giannis
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As we enter the new NBA season, anticipation is high as we await to see which teams and players will dominate the league. With basketball becoming increasingly competitive and offensive plays given more freedom, scoring accounts have been on the rise. In fact, last season saw a record-breaking 58 players average 20+ points per game, including rookie Paolo Banchero.
With the start of the new competition just a week away, we’ve compiled a list of players who have both the potential and the supporting cast to contend for the NBA scoring title currently held by Joel Embiid. Let’s take a closer look at the top 5 stars expected to compete for the scoring title in the 2023/24 season.
Starting off at number 5, we have Damian Lillard of the Milwaukee Bucks. After showing unwavering loyalty to the Portland Trail Blazers for over a decade, Lillard finally has a chance to contend for an NBA title in Milwaukee. With an impressive average of 32.2 points per game last season, Lillard is a force to be reckoned with.
Next up at number 4 is Anthony Edwards of the Minnesota Timberwolves. Experts have labeled Edwards as a player who will dominate the league in the years to come, and this season could be his breakout moment. He showcased his scoring ability while leading Team USA offense during the FIBA World Cup campaign.
Coming in at number 3 is reigning back-to-back leading scorer, Joel Embiid of the Philadelphia 76ers. Motivated by his MVP status, Embiid hopes to transfer his talent into collective success for his team. With an impressive average of 33.1 points per game last season, Embiid is a dominant force on the court.
At number 2, we have Luka Doncic of the Dallas Mavericks. Doncic has consistently been a frontrunner for the MVP title and has proven himself as the undisputed leader of the Mavericks squad. With a scoring average of 32.4 points per game last season, Doncic is a formidable opponent.
Finally, at the number 1 spot, we have Shai Gilgeous-Alexander of the Oklahoma City Thunder. After leading the Canadian national team to a bronze medal in the FIBA World Cup, Gilgeous-Alexander is expected to improve his scoring averages even further. With a scoring average of 31.4 points per game last season, he’s a master at shooting from range and attacking the rim.
These five players possess the skill and determination to compete for the scoring title in the upcoming NBA season. It will be thrilling to see how their performances unfold and if they can live up to the expectations.