RANKED: The top 8 MVP candidates of the NBA season so far
- The NBA season is nearly halfway through, and there's a compelling race for MVP.
- Some of the expected players like LeBron James, Giannis Antetokounmpo, and Anthony Davis are in there, while some surprise candidates like Paul George and Joel Embiid have climbed the ladder.
- Ultimately, our pick goes to Stephen Curry, who has been so dominant for the Warriors, that it's hard to argue otherwise.
The NBA season is nearly halfway through, and a compelling MVP race is underway.
Anticipation was high going into this NBA season because there were no obvious favorites. Instead, a case could be made for a lot of guys: would Giannis Antetokounmpo or Anthony Davis finally break through? Would LeBron James be so dominant for the Lakers that you couldn't argue against him? Would Kawhi Leonard transform the Raptors? Do the Warriors stars cancel each other out?
Sure enough, through 30-plus games, that's been the case so far. All of the above players have strong arguments for MVP while we've also seen a few other surprise candidates emerge.
Take a look at our top eight MVP candidates so far below:
Now, check out what the rest of LeBron's draft class is up to...