A quarter of the season has gone by. Players are now starting to assert themselves and create a case for the NBA MVP award. Some are familiar names, while others are making their case for the first time in their careers. So here are the top 5 frontrunners for the regular season MVP award.
First, some Honourable mentions to the following players:
Stephen Curry, Andre Drummond, Anthony Davis, DeMarcus Cousins, Russell Westbrook.
Nominees for the NBA MVP Awards
25.8 ppg, 6.8 rpg, 2.1 bpg
The Latvian forward is now the undisputed leader and face of the New York Knicks after Carmelo Anthony’s departure. With just support from Enes Kanter and Tim Hardaway Jr, a new, more positive New York Knicks are emerging. While just outside the playoff spots, they are in contention in a tightly packed Eastern Conference. Porzingis is currently averaging a career high in points, blocks and shooting. If he can lead the Knicks to the post-season, no reason why his name will not be in the NBA MVP consideration. Especially with no starts to pick up the slack on his off-days.
No Melo, No Jackson, No Triangle offense, It’s a new era for the Knicks.