It has been another exciting year in basketball with upcoming players and experienced players all battling it out on the court to show their prowess and skills. This year, the race for the 2015 MVP award is going to be an exciting one to watch unfold. Indeed, the race is so close that some experts and pundits are claiming that it is going to be the closest and hardest MVP race ever witnessed in many years. All we have to do is sit back, cast in our votes and watch who gets to take the glory, crown and enjoy the bragging rights until 2016. It is also an opportunity to cash in with your predictions by checking out the NBA Betting Lines for the 2015 Playoffs and measures how well you understand the game.
It is an interesting pool this year, featuring six candidates who have stood out over the last couple of months. The first candidate is Stephen Curry, who plays for the Golden State Warriors, James Harden of the Houston Rockets, Russell Westbrook from the Oklahoma City Thunder, LeBron James the mega-star of the Cleveland Cavaliers, Chris Paul the outstanding L.A Clippers guard and Anthony Davis who plays for the New Orleans Pelicans.
J.R Smith, the Cleveland Cavaliers guard has already proclaimed LeBron as the real MVP a sentiment that has drawn different reactions. At the same time, Chris Paul and Anthony Davis have enjoyed a terrific season, but the way matters are at the moment, it looks like the race will be down to a tussle between Stephen Curry, James Harden and Russel Westbrook. This is the showdown that everyone should expect. In case you wonder what case you may have when defending your vote for one of the three, we have a suitable guideline for you.
Without a doubt, he has been the best player in a team that has also been the best in the NBA this season. This makes your case very easy to start by declaring that he is simply the best player in the league. That’s it. The warriors are looking to get into the record as one of the ten teams that have at least 67 wins together with a win in the finale.
His MVP candidacy can be broadly attributed to two main things. First, the huge number of points that he has bagged for his team and secondly, the fact that, clearly, the Rockets would not have been in the position that they enjoy right now were it not for him. He leads the NBA with 10 40-point contests and 35 30-point games. If he continues with this form, he will achieve the same that LeBron achieved back in 2009-2010 when he won the award. This means that he has to continue to average 5.6 rebounds in every game, 6.9 assists and 27.5 points per game.
One thing that stands out about Russell is that he is carrying his team in the absence of the outstanding Kevin Durant. Currently, he is still leading the NBA scoring board while he fights hard to ensure that the Oklahoma City Thunder secures a spot in the final playoff in the Western Conference.