NBA MVP Discussion 20/21

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Who is the MVP so far?

Poll ended at Sun Feb 28, 2021 10:40 pm

LeBron James
78
23%
Kevin Durant
4
1%
Joel Embiid
87
26%
Luka Doncic
15
4%
Nikola Jokic
68
20%
Giannis
19
6%
Stephen Curry
34
10%
Damian Lillard
15
4%
Other - Who?
18
5%
 
Total votes: 338

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NBA MVP Discussion 20/21 

Post#1 » by Dirk » Mon Jan 18, 2021 10:03 pm

Let's use this topic to discuss all things MVP.
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Post#2 » by Some smartguy » Mon Jan 18, 2021 10:10 pm

At this point in the season, IMO it is:
1. LeBron
2. Embiid
3. Luka
4. Jokic
5. KD
6. Giannis
7. PG
8. Curry
9. Dame
10. Tatum
I think Luka will win it at the end of the season, but it depends on the health and record of the players' teams.
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Post#3 » by Funcrusher » Mon Jan 18, 2021 10:19 pm

Some smartguy wrote:At this point in the season, IMO it is:
1. LeBron
2. Embiid
3. Luka
4. Jokic
5. KD
6. Giannis
7. PG
8. Curry
9. Dame
10. Tatum
I think Luka will win it at the end of the season, but it depends on the health and record of the players' teams.

lmao, no way in hell is Luka/Embiid ahead of Jokic/KD/Giannis rn.
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Post#4 » by Infinite Llamas » Mon Jan 18, 2021 10:19 pm

Jokic #1. Doubt Denver would even have one win if he wasn’t playing, that’s how trashy his teammates have been outside of a couple good games by MPJ
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Post#5 » by Demagoog » Mon Jan 18, 2021 11:26 pm

At this moment in time, I have Jokic as #1 as well. He has taken it to a whole other level, looks to be in tremendous shape from the get go. The one problem he'll face to actually win is team record, which is why LeBron is creeping and a close #2. I think the Nuggets will be fine as far as team record goes going in to the playoffs, but for Jokic to actually win MVP I think they would have to be a top three seed at worst. With Porter Jr. still missing games and Murray just mailing it in, I am starting to get doubts. The season is still young, but Denver is losing so many close games. I believe 5 of their 7 losses have been one or two possession games. That needs to improve quickly. The Lakers are likely to win 55 games or even more, as they have been getting better with each day, so LeBron might jump to #1 sooner than later. I would love for either to win.
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Post#6 » by LoneyROY » Mon Jan 18, 2021 11:29 pm

Is that Tim Hardaway shopped over Bron's face?

Pretty sacrilege. :lol:
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Post#7 » by Homer38 » Mon Jan 18, 2021 11:33 pm

I think it will be KD,LBJ or Jokic if the nuggets improve their team record.
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Post#8 » by Optms » Mon Jan 18, 2021 11:59 pm

1. Lebron
2. Luka
3. Curry
4. Embiid
5. Jokic
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Post#9 » by KhalilS » Tue Jan 19, 2021 12:07 am

1. Caruso
2. LeBron
3. KD
4. Embiid
5a. Curry
5b. Luka
7. Jokic


It's a team accomplishment among these guys, all putting great numbers, all are clearly the reason for their team succss (LeBron has the biggest help).
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Post#10 » by Statlanta » Tue Jan 19, 2021 12:17 am

LeBron
Jokic
Doncic

the rest.
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Post#11 » by FinnTheHuman » Tue Jan 19, 2021 12:24 am

Jokic will have the best numbers, but it remains to be seen if the Nuggets can bridge the record gap to make him a viable candidate.
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Post#12 » by Optms » Tue Jan 19, 2021 12:31 am

FinnTheHuman wrote:Jokic will have the best numbers, but it remains to be seen if the Nuggets can bridge the record gap to make him a viable candidate.


Haven't seen a full Nuggets game thus far so I can't say why they are so underwhelming. Either way I won't reward Jokic for putting up numbers on an overall disappointing start to the year for Denver and mediocre team in general (record wise). The team has the talent and coaching to compete for a top 3 seed so I'm not sure what the problem is there. And I doubt Grant was that big of a blow. But then again maybe he was judging by the season he's having in Detroit. Hmm.
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Post#13 » by GSP » Tue Jan 19, 2021 12:34 am

Optms wrote:
FinnTheHuman wrote:Jokic will have the best numbers, but it remains to be seen if the Nuggets can bridge the record gap to make him a viable candidate.


Haven't seen a full Nuggets game thus far so I can't say why they are so underwhelming. Either way I won't reward Jokic for putting up numbers on an overall disappointing start to the year for Denver and mediocre team in general (record wise). The team has the talent and coaching to compete for a top 3 seed so I'm not sure what the problem is there. And I doubt Grant was that big of a blow. But then again maybe he was judging by the season he's having in Detroit. Hmm.


They lost 3 of their best 5 defenders from last season in Grant, Plumlee and Craig and Mpj has missed 10 games due to Covid protocol too. Their bench is trash this year if Mpj is out. Bubble Murray was a fluke as well and he prolly isnt even a star level player consistently let alone the superstar he was in the playoffs
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Post#14 » by SideshowBob » Tue Jan 19, 2021 2:03 am

Dirk wrote:Let's use this discussion for all things MVP.
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Post#15 » by KGtabake » Tue Jan 19, 2021 3:15 am

Jokic as long as they start winning.
Otherwise LeBron or embiid will take it.
I don't think Dallas can help Luka on this.
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Post#16 » by Balls Deep » Tue Jan 19, 2021 3:41 am

How does anyone have Jokic #1 when his team is below .500? Lol, bunch of LeBron haters.
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Post#17 » by LoneyROY » Tue Jan 19, 2021 3:50 am

KD and James will cancel each other out, but Harden averaging 33/13/9 so far with Brooklyn.
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Post#18 » by MisterHibachi » Tue Jan 19, 2021 4:23 am

Dirk wrote:Let's use this discussion for all things MVP.
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https://www.nba.com/news/category/kia-race-to-the-mvp-ladder

2020-21 NBA MVP Award Tracker
https://www.basketball-reference.com/friv/mvp.html


I love this picture.

Also, LeBron's clearly the MVP right now.
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Post#19 » by Jcool0 » Tue Jan 19, 2021 4:29 am

Someone's bucking for some MVP votes.

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Post#20 » by Ben-N1ce » Tue Jan 19, 2021 4:49 am

Nuggets would be bums without Jokic

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