Way Too Early NBA MVP Predictions

The defending MVP looks to repeat history.

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The defending MVP looks to repeat history.

The NBA season is in full swing. Everyone is starting to talk about who will get MVP. Will Kevin Durant come back from his foot injury and win his second MVP? Can Steph Curry win it all in back to back seasons? Will LeBron James continue his legacy winning his fifth MVP award? We will know at the end of the 82-game season. Here are some people to watch on the court. One of these players will be MVP.

Honorable Mentions:

Klay Thompson; SG, Golden State Warriors

John Wall; PG, Washington Wizards

Andre Drummond; C, Detroit Pistons

Carmelo Anthony; SF, New York Knicks

Russell Westbrook; PG, Oklahoma City Thunder

5.  James Harden, SG

The former 6th Man of The Year for the OKC Thunder, has shown signs of greatness during the last 2 years being the face of The Houston Rockets. Harden signed a 5-year $78 million contract with The Rockets in 2013. He has been in top 5 in the NBA since 2013. Harden averaged 22.0 PPG last year and a .286 FG%. Harden has made him self an elite in this league finishing second in the MVP voting last year.

4. Kevin Durant, SF

The 2013 MVP was injured for the majority of the 2014-2015 season. He suffered a Jones Fracture in his right foot. It is really difficult to see how we will play the season after his surgery. But, it his free agent year and players are known to play well on their final contract year. Kevin Durant surely has the resources and the talent to have a monster year.

3. Anthony Davis, PF

Going into his 4th year he is undoubtedly the best defender in the NBA right now. Davis is a 6’10”220 lbs monster. He is the most athletic and explosive Big Man in the league. On a weak Eastern Conference, Anthony Davis can easily dominate. Not only a defensive machine, but he is now shooting 3’s. He has all the ingredients for an MVP year.

2. LeBron James, SF

The already 4x NBA MVP is on the hunt for another one. The soon to be 31 year old has shown little signs of slowing down. With a well above average season and an amazing performance in the NBA Finals last year. After resigning with the Cavs this offseason on a 2-year $47 million contract, he looks to get the Cavs to win the NBA title for the first time in history, and bring the first sports championship to Cleveland since the Browns won the Super Bowl in 1964. James has shown us in the past that he is capable of carrying the whole team on his shoulders.

1. Stephen Curry, PG

No drum roll needed here. It is the safe to say the defending MVP is the best player in the world right now.  His ability to shoot 3s and get into the paint like he does is unbelievable. Last year he averaged 24 ppg and a percentage of .487% from the field and .443% from 3. He also broke the single season’s record of 3s with 286 made. This season, he is in pace to score more than 400 3s in the 2015-2016 campaign. While not only breaking his own record, he will be mocking the old record by duplicating the amount. With his Splash Brother Klay Thompson on the other guard and one of the best coaching staffs in the league, there is no reason why he wouldn’t win another MVP award and another NBA Title.