New Orleans Hornets point guard Chris Paul is hands down the MVP this year. Not only is he leading the league in steals, but he’s averaging a Double double with 20.6 points per game and 10.5 assist per game.
On Monday, Paul led the Hornets to their ninth straight victory, defeating the Denver Nuggets 117-93. Paul nearly recorded a triple double with 23 points, 17 assists, and 9 rebounds. He has recorded double digits in assist in nine straight games, which is the second longest streak in team history.
Thanks to the amazing play of the third year point guard out of Wake Forest, the New Orleans Hornets are in first place in the western conference with a record of 32-12. This is a far better improvement from last year’s record of 39-43. The sole reason for the turnaround is Paul simply makes his teammates better. Just ask Tyson Chandler. The two have connected for the most alley oops than any other duo in the league.
Paul has the ability to create for himself and create for others. He’s is by far this season’s MVP. I just hope the NBA gets it right this time.