The Crystal Ball is Now Ready!
So it started last October 27, 2015 and still rolling out. Perhaps, it’s too early for now to predict who will take home the victory this 2016 season but upon surveys and odds by bookmakers, folks have already hearted who will be the best teams and players. Let’s just pause for some time and wait for the playoffs but for now, let’s have the quick predictions on who’s going to win the MVP race. Please take note though that this list is not based from one sided opinions. The data came from legit surveys and sports portals. So, there you have it.
Derrick Rose (33/1) - At number 10, we have Derrick Rose who recorded 16 points 6 assists and 1 rebound in his comeback game last Tuesday. Despite of the missed 3 games due to knee and hamstring soreness, Rose managed to contribute for Bulls in his previous 35-minute game. On his disadvantage, he recorded a few team turnovers and failed to shoot from the arc. On the bright side, he still has the value to the team giving ample stats over the game winnings.
LaMarcus Aldrige (33/1) – At number 9, LaMarcus Aldridge has earned the honor to be included in the best picks. Despite of being out of the game last Wednesday, Aldridge still managed to contribute good stats for Portland Trailblazers. With a career high of 19.2 PPG, 8.4 RBG and 1.0BPG, folks have believed this guy can make it to the MVP role this season.
Blake Griffin(20/1) – Blake Griffin was placed at the number 8 spot by CBSSsports this season. Despite of the rehab and some medications, Blake managed to contribute a career high of 21PPG, 9RPG and 0.6 BLKPG for Los Angeles clippers. However, the absence of Blake in the 5 consecutive games leads to their disadvantage most especially on inside plays. As result, coach Doc Rivers tried some experiments about the lineup combinations and probably would do some trades for gain much appeal in the fantasy arena.
Chris Paul (odds 16/1) – AlthoughCP3’s last season was a bit odd because of the down stats, he is still included in the list of best picks. Upon the absence of Griffin, Paul managed to sweep 19 points and 11 assists against Utah Jazz and 23 points 7 assists against Washington Wizards. Blake’s absence in the hard court truly gave CP3 a room to step up and respond to plays and workloads assigned to him.
Russel Westbrook (odds 12/1) – Westbrook’s career with OKC was truly incredible but of course with Kevin Durant on his side, which push him to draw some force on the offense. Although he recorded seven turnovers against the Kings, Westbrook scored 17 points 8 rebounds and 1 steal. Russ is no doubt one of the appealing players in the fantasy as he outplayed KD at some points however there are still cold plays and inconsistency which is definitely a disadvantage to OKC.
James Harden (7/1) – Of course Rockets wouldn’t live without “The Beard” scoring a career high of 27 PPG, 5 RPG with 48% Field Goal percentage. Considering the rankings, Harden was actually ahead of Curry then later was outranked because of the struggled playoffs performance. Only a proof that he is not a ball dominant but can still contribute good stats for his team.
Stephen Curry (odds 6/1) – It was the era of Curry having a strong finish last season but still remained on the top 4 spot. Of course he was named the NBA MVP leading the Warriors to take home to victory against LBJ’s infantry. Averaging 23PPG, 4.3 RPG and 7.7 APG, Curry turned into the media darling of the hard court. Of course, let’s not forget his cute daughter Riley who also became a huge factor in the fantasy league.
Kevin Durant (11/2) – The Durantula indeed has a tremendous performance last season averaging 26.6 PPG, 7.5 RPG and 4.8 APG, which was definitely an ample contribution to Thunders. Known for being the most offensive player, this guy can achieve shots mostly from the arc. Not to mention his ability to handle the ball well, KD can also penetrate inside the perimeter and break the defense barrier.
Anthony Davis (4/1) – Davis placed in the number 2 spot for having himself an established force for Pelicans. He is averaging 24.3 PPG, 10.2 RPG 2 BLKPG and 2.2 APG, which are truly an ample stat to lead his team and deserves the season MVP award. It was then remembered that he accomplished 39 points 13 rebounds 8 blocks and 2 steals having and almost triple-double stats last October 4, 2014.
Lebron James (11/4) – Despite of the failure to bring home the victory, James cannot be excluded in the MVP race. He lifted Cleveland a couple of times but seems the force wasn’t that enough to succeed compared to his previous team (Miami) where there were a lot of fire starters like Miller and Allen. Overall, James scored 25.3 PPG, 7.4 APG and 6.0 RPG making him known as one of the best players in NBA today regardless of whether he attained the MVP spot.
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