NBA MVP Watch: December 2

Story posted December 2, 2021 in Sports, CommRadio by Max Savitt

As the NBA makes its way into December, the stars of the league have been finding their stride. Here are five players that have stood out from the rest making their case for the MVP.

Stephen Curry

Stephen Curry has been leading the Golden State Warriors to a stellar start. Thanks to Curry, the Warriors are the best team in the NBA with an 18-3 record.

Curry has been playing without his right-hand man, Klay Thompson, all year and has still been able to lead his team to the best record in the NBA.

The guard is averaging 27.8 points, 5.7 rebounds, 6.6 assists and 5.4 three-pointers made a game. Curry has been the hottest player in the world as he has been unstoppable.

Without Curry, the Warriors would see way less success and this has been proven. The old Warriors are back, and the old Steph Curry is back to try and win his third MVP award.

Kevin Durant

Kevin Durant has also been a problem this season. Durant has led the Brooklyn Nets to the top of the Eastern Conference with a record of 15-6.

Durant has been playing at an elite level alongside all-star teammate James Harden. Durant is averaging 28.6 points a game. This leads the whole NBA in scoring.

The former MVP is proving himself to be the best of the best. He is unguardable this year and has a legit chance to bring home the MVP award.

Chris Paul

This player may come as a surprise when discussing the MVP award, but Chris Paul deserves to be mentioned when discussing MVP for the current season.

The Phoenix Suns are a fantastic team. They are less of a star-packed team and more of a teamwork team. They play well together, they mix well, they have great chemistry and they win together.

The Suns are the hottest team in basketball and it is because of their facilitator, Chris Paul.

Paul doesn’t have the stats to carry him in this discussion, but he sure does know how to lead a basketball team. For that reason, Chris Paul should be mentioned.

Giannis Antetokounmpo

Giannis Antetokounmpo is once again in the MVP debate. Antetokounmpo year after year proves himself to be one of the top players in the league and finds his name in the MVP category once again.

With 27.6 points a game, and 11.8 rebounds, and six assists and 1.7 blocks, Giannis will always be in the MVP debate.

He leads his whole team in every statistic except steals which he is second.

The Bucks are second in the East and it is thanks to Antetokounmpo's playstyle.

DeMar DeRozan

DeMar DeRozan has come into the MVP talks as of late.

The Bulls are finally a contending team again after a long rebuilding process. DeRozan is the new acquisition for this Bulls team and is a major reason for their success.

DeRozan is the fifth leading scorer in all of the NBA with 25.9 points and is a real candidate for the MVP award.

Max Savitt is a first-year student, majoring in journalism. To contact him, email mrs6929@psu.edu