Who Will Win MVP in the Upcoming NBA Season?

Nuggets' star Nikola Jokic in 2019
Nuggets' star Nikola Jokic in 2019. Photo by Nikola Krstic/Shutterstock (10359146l)

It’s been far too long since we’ve watched an NBA game, and we’re getting itchy for some basketball talk. So what better way to prepare for the upcoming season than to discuss who may be this year’s Most Valuable Player? Last year’s winner, Nikola Jokic, was an unconventional selection, but no less deserving because of it. Will this year’s winner come out of left field as well? Here are our top candidates to win it in 2021-2022.

Nikola Jokic

Considering the fact that Jokic won the award last year, we have to do him the service of putting him on this list. The guy’s an absolute basketball genius and a point guard in a center’s body, and he certainly has a shot to repeat.

Giannis Antetokounmpo

The Greek Freak won back-to-back MVPs in the years that preceded last season, and we wouldn’t be surprised if he comes back for more. This dude’s an absolute monster and after a strong championship season, look for Giannis to only get better.

Kevin Durant

The Brooklyn forward is hungry for another title, and with enough distance from his injury, we wouldn’t be surprised if he has one of his best seasons yet.

LeBron James

Does LeBron have enough strength in him for another MVP season? Some would argue that he was on par for the hardware before he got injured last season. With a chip on his shoulder and a vengeance to prove that he’s not washed, it’s never smart to count him out.

Eitan R
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