MVP Race

           Who is This Season’s MVP?

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We would like to announce that we are teaming up with fellow sports writer, Nick Papa from http://www.b-ballnation.com for our NBA content.

The top three candidates for the MVP award are currently Giannis Antetokounmpo, Paul George, and James Harden. In this article we will give our opinion on who we believe is most deserving of that award.

Dylan’s Pick : OKC Thunder SF Paul George

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Man oh man has Paul George really been proving his case for MVP this season. His stats are at an all time high and this has been the best season of his career. George is currently averaging 28.6 PPG, 4.3 APG, 2.3 SPG, and 8.1 RPG *all career high numbers*. Over his last 15 games he is second in the league in scoring as he’s scoring over 34 points a night. George is arguably the best two-way player in the league and is also a candidate for defensive player of the year. No one really expected the Thunder to be as good as they are this season and George is the main reason they are one of the best teams in the west. Ever since Kevin Durant left in 2016 Russell Westbrook has always been the number one guy for OKC, but this season George has clearly passed Russ and is now the number one guy. He has turned the Thunder into a more consistent team that has been on fire this season. George has had 45 points or more in three of his last five games entering Tuesday February 26th. He also only has three turnovers combined over his past three games and is averaging only 2.6 turnovers a game which is crazy because of all the offense he creates. He does George is simply having an outstanding season and if he stays at the same level of play he is currently at for the rest of the season he’s going to be tough to deny as this season’s MVP.

Nick’s Pick : Milwaukee Bucks Forward Giannis Antetokounmpo

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For me its obviously the Greek Freak himself Giannis Antetokounmpo. Giannis has led his team to the best record in the NBA through 60 games and has the Bucks currently on a 5 game winning streak. Lets not forget that he has no superstar besides him either. With his elite size and skill he has averaged 27.2 PPG, 12.7 RPG, and 6.0 APG. He is even 9th in the NBA this season in FG% at 58.1%. He is a dominant defender and has great rebounding skills and is really the all around package. Paul George also puts up a solid case but does not even compare to the 24 year old Giannis Antetokounmpo. Giannis has the much needed ability to create shots for his teammates with the drive and kick which has really proven his team to be a force to reckon with in the postseason. I’m really looking forward to this final stretch of the season to see if one of these men can prove that they not only deserve but need to be the MVP.

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