Top 10 MVP Candidates
Who is on your top ten list for possibility to win the MVP award this year??
1. Lebron James - Its his until someone takes it from him.
2. Dwayne Wade - Will still have to do it all if his team is going to be successful.
3. Chris Paul - Like Wade, Paul will have to do it all for his team to be successful
4. Kobe Bryant - All of his numbers, except maybe wins, will be down this year.
5. Brandon Roy - Will have a great year and will lead his team in PPG and AST.
6. Carmelo Anthony - Will rebound more and get more assist with the same scoring.
7. Dwight Howard - Great rebounding and defending but Carter is going to take some points away.
8. Deron Williams - He will up his scoing and assist to get his team into the playoffs.
9. Joe Johnson - Great all around player on a loaded team. Poor mans Lebron as far as numbers.
10. Tim Duncan - Cant leave him off the is list. Same ole Tim Duncan year.
kevin durrant if he could lead his team to a winning record could also be mentioned in top 10. I don't see OKC doing that though, maybe one year.
I thought about Durant as 10 but I think, this year, he will still be just a scorer. Kind of like Melo, he will gradually get better at rebounding and getting his team involved as well as defending. If he were on a better team, he would get some consideration but not this year.
Love your list..BUT HOWARD should be in the top 4 or 5...U have Joe Johnson rated too high...Paul should've won it 2008..But they voted for Kobe who's the best player in the league...But Paul carried his team that year.....
1-LeBron James. He was the mvp last year and the only thing stopping him from maybe repeating is that some voters don't like to give it to the same guy twice in a row.
2-Kobe Brynat. His team could approach 70 wins and you know that counts in the voters minds. I don't think his stats will drop much because he should get more assists and you know the points will be there.
3-Dwyane Wade. He is the third best player and despite the fact I don't see the heat making the playoffs, you would have to be silly to hold that against him.
4-Chris Paul. His numbers are unreal and he is the best pg in the game.
5-Dwight Howard. He should be very motivated and his defense and rebounding will be as dominant as ever.
6-Dirk Nowitzky. He's still in his prime putting up crazy numbers. He has more help now so his team will be better and that get's him more recognition.
7-Tim Duncan-Best big man in the game still. His impact on the game goes beyond stats. Only problem is number of minutes played and possible injuries.
8-Deron Williams. Expect a carreer year. He is the motor to Utah's team and he will close the gap on the best pg in the league convo.
9-Kevin Garnett. Celtics will be one of leagues best and his leadership and defense will get a lot of the credit for that.
10-Carmelo Anthony. I would like to put Roy here, but I just think Melo is gonna go off this year and put up some crazy numbers.
YOUR List is right on the money...
what about dirk , gilbert arenas or even danny granger?
Great list by IIPerez22. Probably perfect. Zero chance that Danny Granger gets MVP and Gilbert Arenas is too selfish to become MVP. Dude has been crocked for 2 years and blames the Wizards for letting him come back too soon in the past! Loser.
I like what llperez22 said. I think Melo is going to go off this year. If he keeps up his play from the post season, he's going to get MVP.
1. LBJ - He's the king, he has to be here.
2. Kobe - Best player in the league.
3. CP3 - Best teammate in the league.
4. Melo - After watching his 360 interview. He's gong to go off this year. Best offense player in the league, just needs to prove he's a competitor on the defensive end. He can be a double double guy every game if he really wanted to. 10 rebounds should be easy for him.
5. Wade - He is the team for the heats.
6. Howard - He's a double double guy but I don't think that is enough to win MVP.
7. D Will - Second best point guard in this league, in my opinion. Sorry Billups.
8. Duncan - He's always in the debate for MVP every year.
9. KG - Same goes with this guy but too old and too many good players around him.
10. Roy - He'll be the main player on his team but he'll only be mention as MVP not consider this year.
My pick is going to be Melo who gets it this year. He's a sleeper and with a true point guard on his team, it's time for him to shine again. He's done with his trouble days, he's ready to just focus on basketball. Every year he's been stepping up his game. He has to think back to his rookie days when people consider him and James as the future of basketball. Who wouldn't want to watch a James /Melo finial?
1. LeBron - Great numbers... Great regular season record. It'll be hard not to give it to him.
2. Kobe - Scoring MAY decrease due to the Lakers' talent, but the Lakers could break the Bulls' 72 game win record. If they break the win record, they'll have to give him the MVP.
3. Dwight - Dwight will put up great numbers and the Magic, though they're not getting as much love as the Cavs and Celtics, will compete for the best record in the East. Dwight will be much improved this season.
4. Wade - Great numbers, but will they even make the playoffs? I think they will, but the Heat didn't improve over the off-season. Can Wade stay healthy the entire season? Hopefully he can because the Heat can't afford for him to miss any games. He had an injured hip during the pre-season.
5. Paul - Same as Wade. The Hornets didn't really get better this summer and they don't have any real wing scorers. As great as Paul is, even he needs wing scorers to pass to. They'll most likely make the playoffs, but it'll be as a low seed.
6. B. Roy - I really feel this is his year. ROY, two consecutive all-star appearances, increased team's win total by almost double digit games each season, playoff appearance/tie for 2nd best record in the West last season and fresh off a max contract extension. He also has a VERY talented team. He'll be one of the league's leaders in 4th quarter scoring again. I'm really expecting Roy to take this team to the next level. They COULD end up with the second best record in the West. It's very possible.
7. Dirk - Dallas is going to be very good this year. This is the best team they've had in awhile. I expect Dirk to put up his usual type numbers.
8. D. Will - IF Utah can stay healthy, I'm expecting them to have a very good season. Last season D. Will was slowed by an ankle injury. Even though he said his ankle will never be the same, he'll come out on fire this season. I'm expecting a huge year from him.
9. Duncan - The Spurs are one the NBA's elite teams this year, but make no mistake... Duncan is slowing down. Duncan could still average 18-20 points, 9-10 rebounds and 2 blocks, but I expect Coach Pop to limit his minutes. I even expect to see a few games (versus terrible teams) where Coach Pop might only play him the first half or just completely sit him out. He's done this before.
10. KG - Similar to Duncan. The Celtics are definitely one of the NBA's elite teams, but I think Doc will limit KG's minutes. The Celtics' front court is pretty deep, so they won't have to play KG 35 minutes a game. However, KG's impact on this team is well known. He's leadership and defensive intensity will not be overlooked.
Just missed it - Melo
Roy has to be top 5 I mean..Blazers might end up with the second best record in the west..shoot even the first.
1. Lebron James- seems to be the unanimous decision here
2. Dwayne Wade- if he can keep his team above .500 and do what he always does
3. Dwight Howard- I see another DPOY to go along with better scoring and FG/FT% going up
4. Kobe Bryant- I agree his numbers may be down, but voters love the best player on the best team
5. Chris Paul- like DWade, if his team is winning, his assist should be down a little with out Chandler
6. Chauncey Billups- a full year in back in Denver, he has to keep all those big volitale guys in check, KMart, birdman, JR...etc
7. Brandon Roy- I think he can take another step in his development and be an even better scorer
8. Tony Parker- great scorer, Duncan will not have to have as big of a load if McDyess, Blair, and Ratliff contribute, at least one of those 3 will
9. Steve Nash- 17 points and 12 assists and bringing that team back to playoff contention
10. Paul Pierce- Still their best player, in my oppinion, and Sheed is there to help KG
i think this year more then any it will depend on records..if the lakers break the 72 win mark i see kobe winning it..if lebron teams has the best record in the nba or d howard then i can see one of them winning it..if wade plays out of his mind like last year and the team wins at least 15 more games then i can see him winning it. ..i think its so close that the voters will have to look at team record as well as individual performance
bradon roy is is top 4-5 wat are u guys sayin he will have like 60 wins with blazers next year and with a great team come mvps and if that not true wade got robbed last year
ROy can be top 4-5, but you blazer fans acting like it's a given are being biased. You think he is clearly better then Kobe, Lebron, Wade, Paul, or Dwight? Truth is roy has a ton of help around him, so it's not like all the credit for wins goes straight to him alone.
It's definitely not a given, but Roy has a chance. If you look at my list, he's at six... Right outside of that elite five. It'd take an unbelievable season from Roy and Portland to push him past somebody in that elite top five. Truth is all of those players you mentioned have help around them. Kobe's sqaud is loaded. Dwight's squad is very good and so underrated. LeBron's sqaud isn't "loaded", but they won 66 games last season and added a few pieces during the off-season. CP3's squad isn't loaded, but he does have another all-star in David West. Wade clearly has the worst squad of the bunch. Not one win goes straight to one player. It's a team effort. However, Roy is great. He steps up in the fourth quarters and leads his team to victory on a consistent basis. He's clearly the leader of his team.
I'm agreeing with everything you are saying, but how's that any different then a Dirk or Deron williams? Roy can make top 5, but to act like it is a given is silly.
I think the difference is the fact that Portland won 54 games last season when they were one of the youngest teams in the NBA and not really expected to compete until this season. They were a tie breaker away from being the number two seed in the loaded West. The expectations are through the roof now. This team should only get better this season and Roy is at the forefront. He should be THAT much better this season and I really expect him to be in elite company when it comes to 4th quarter scoring.
I definitely agree that acting like it's a given is silly though lol. That's why I put him at six right now. Anybody who thinks it's a given that he should start out in the top five is definitely biased lol. I'm with you there.
Roy is an all-star and elite player no doubt. But he just misses my top 10.
It wouldn't surprise me at all if he was in the mix. But I think Dirk, Deron, and Melo are gonna have just as much chance as him. Roy's teammates are improving so I'm not sure his stats go up. Duncan and KG both need to stay healthy to remain in the conversation, but if they do. You have to figure those are two of the best all-around players in the league and on two teams that should be better then Portland.
Roy finished in the top 10 last year. He was 9th actually. He finished above Dirk, Duncan and Melo. I don't see him falling out of the top 10 this season. He and his team have only gotten better.
I was having a tough time between roy and melo for 10th. But I just think Melo is gonna have a 28-30 ppg type year. Also, DWill missed a large chunk of last year, and I think he improves. And if KG and Duncan can stay healthy, it's hard to keep them out. I guess were just kinda arguing over nothing though since I agree that he is great player and would have no problem putting him top 5
Roy basically averaged 23, 5 and 5 last season... He shot 48% from the field, 38% from 3P and 82% from the charity stripe. He was also one of the league leaders in 4th quarter scoring. His points may not increase, but I see him being better this season. I don't doubt Melo could average 28-30 points, but what else will he bring to the table? It's arguable that he's not even the leader on his own team. Billups is the leader of that sqaud and he finished 6th in MVP voting last season.
I'm with you on D. Will, but not on Melo. We'll see how it turns out. Fun season ahead.
Come on now, leading scorer and as someone said the heat's team is him. He *HAS* to be in at least the top 3. I like Melo, Roy, & Howard a lot, but the truth is Wade's slightly better in leadership. Winners of the MVP award are known for that, Rudeboy said Paul shoul've won it, I completely agree. Paul led the Hornets to one of their best seasons. Now the Hornets are playoff contenders every year. LeBron changed Cleveland etc. The point is though, the more you lead your team the more of a chance you have at winning the award.
My List: (1-5)
1. As much as I don't like LeBron, he deserves it.
3. Kobe, older and more help, so less points.
4. Howard, Defensive player, Mr. Double-Double
5. Paul/Melo, depends on how their team fares in the playoffs and season.