It Is August.
The NBA season that is older is long past, and also also the new NBA season feels so far off. Each of the free agents are signed, Summer League is in the novels, and all we’ve got today is dreams of games to come and your NBA program release.
But that does not mean we can’t speak about the MVP race of next season. This year was a win for James Harden, but the race between Harden and Russell Westbrook of 2017 was an all-timer, and next year’s race looks wide open.
What exactly does it take to acquire NBA MVP? Three huge criteria stand out:
He’s got to score a good deal. Basketball is more than simply scoring, but MVPs are nearly always in the thick of the race that is scoring.
He must win a lot. NBA MVPs since 1990 typical 63 wins, and they just about always play to get a seed. We get it wrong As soon as we pick MVPs from lesser teams. MVPs must be winners.
He really needs a winning narrative.
That last point is the most important of all. The NBA MVP tells the story of this season, and voters need to buy into that story. Was something overcome by a candidate? Did everybody surprise? Can he prove he is really”valuable,” whatever that means?