After the trade deadline most NBA rumors die down and there are really only a couple conversations being held by NBA fans around the world. One of the more intriguing ones being “who will win this years MVP award?” The young guys have begun to take over as the best players in the NBA, players like Dwayne Wade, Kobe Bryant, Dirk Nowitzki and Carmelo Anthony have hardly been spoken about this year. So who are the contenders for the MVP award this year? Easy. Stephen Curry, James Harden, Anthony Davis and Lebron James. But, which player deserves it most? thats always the question to ask because all of these players obviously deserve it. Now lets take a look at them closely…
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1,Stephen Curry, 23.6, 4.4, 7.8, 48.2%, 41.9%
2,James Harden, 27, 5.8, 7.1, 44.6%, 37.7%
3,Anthony Davis, 24.5, 10.3, 1.8, 54.5%, 11.1%
4,Lebron James, 26, 5.8, 7.3, 49.1%, 34.5%
Stephen Curry: Leads the high-powered offense of the Golden State Warriors to the best record in the NBA. Curry has shown his willingness to take some difficult shots and make them at a high rate. He has been getting his teammates involved on a nightly basis and is a player the defenses have to focus on as long as he steps on the court. Curry is only getting better and has been arguably the best point guard in the NBA this season.
James Harden: If Harden wasn’t on the rockets this season where would they be? Heading straight to the lottery. Harden is probably the player who makes the most difference on his team this season. Currently sitting in the 4th spot this year in the west, the Rockets lean on Harden for scoring, and to get his teammates involved. Whenever they need a bucket Harden delivers more often than not.
Anthony Davis: The Pelicans have found their superstar. Davis is probably the best power forward in the NBA today and has been the reason why the Pelicans who by now should have a reserved spot in the lottery are currently sitting in the 8th seed in the west half a game above the Thunder. He has been tremendous on both ends of the court, grabbing rebounds, defending and scoring at a high rate. If Davis keeps up his level of play he will be one of if not the best player in the NBA in two years. The only thing hurting his MVP campaign is the fact that he has been injured so much this season and the odds are against them to win the playoffs.
Lebron James: Lebron is the best player in the NBA hands down. He could turn just about any bad team into a contender just by putting on their uniform. He turned the Cavaliers from a lottery team to a championship contender. Averaging over 25 points 5 rebounds and 7 assists per game.