Top 5 NBA scorers during the 2018 preseason

A look at which five players had the best scoring averages ahead of the regular season.

1

Giannis Antetokounmpo - Milwaukee Bucks

The Greek Freak is looking toward another great season in the Eastern Conference. For the NBA preseason he averaged 24 points per game on 66.7 percent field goal shooting. If that wasn't impressive on its own, he averaged 11.7 rebounds and 5.7 assists as well.

2

Paul George - Oklahoma City Thunder

Surprisingly, it was PG13 who finished in the top five out of Thunder players for the preseason. George averaged 23.7 points over his 23.4 minutes per game. He also had five rebounds and two assists per game. That bodes well for the OKC Thunder, as they look toward the coming season.

3

James Harden - Houston Rockets

The NBA's reigning MVP was the No. 3 scorer over the short preseason. The Beard averaged 23.6 points to go with eight assists and five rebounds per game. Of the top five, he also played the most minutes, with an average of 31.7 per game.

4

Joel Embiid - Philadelphia 76ers

Could this be an NBA MVP season for the Sixers' big man? Embiid is looking like an All-Star again, as he showed his skills in the preseason. The former Kansas player averaged 23 points, 8.5 rebounds, and 2.5 assists per game. Now, he'll prepare for a season opener against the Boston Celtics.

5

Klay Thompson - Golden State Warriors

Just like it's a surprise seeing PG13 rank in the top five for the Thunder, it may be a surprise to see Klay here. However, he is among the deadliest shooters in the NBA today. During the preseason, Thompson averaged 22 points on 51.6 percent shooting, while also hitting 55.2 percent of his threes. It seems like a great early sign for the Warriors, and Klay, who's due for free agency after the season.

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