A candidate’s past ability to come through in the clutch are the best indicator of his future ability to make the tough decisions in the most difficult situations. Look no further than Kemba Walker’s credentials in the clutch this year as stacked up against other greats:

2015-16 Late and Close Points Leaders in NBA
Rank Player Team Pts
1 Kemba Walker CHA 83
2 Kevin Durant OKC 81
3 LeBron James CLE 71
4 Stephen Curry GSW 66
5t Reggie Jackson DET 64
5t James Harden HOU 64

Walker has a total of 83 points on 44.7 percent shooting and has gotten to the line 43 times, connecting on 39 of those attempts (.907), in late and close (last two minutes of the final quarter when the game is within four points) situations this season, an NBA-best in total points.

Note: Stats through April 4