NBA MVP Preview – Early Picks

Kevin Durant +650

big_Kevin_DurantDurant and Russell Westbrook form the best duo in the NBA. I think the Thunder will win it all this year and I give Durant the edge for MVP over his teammate because of his superior shooting percentages.

KD is also a threat to lead the league in scoring which always plays favorably for the award.

Chris Paul +2200

chris-paulThe Clippers have improved adding veterans Paul Pierce, Josh Smith, and Lance Stephenson for much needed depth. The Clippers have a top 5 coach in Doc Rivers, a superstar in Blake Griffin and the ability to win around 55 games.

Paul is always in the top 5 in assists and steals and will be in the top 3 in MVP voting if the Clippers finish in the top 2 in the west.

Kawhi Leonard +5000

hi-res-d20ebd48582c03ca381c67b66d2252cb_crop_exactThe Spurs added LaMarcus Aldridge and David West to somehow become even more veteran. I love this team and view them as the favorite to win it all. Leonard will be playing the most minutes of his career and should lead the league in steals.

Although he may never approach 25ppg, his value on the defensive end coupled with career highs across the board will be hard to ignore if the Spurs run away with the Western Conference.

Kobe Bryant +17500

24f22a9175-1 is an absolute joke. Kobe will be healthy and has no choice but to refine his game to be more complete.

A climb in rebounds, assists and getting the Lakers back to the playoffs could be enough to win the award alone.

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