The Only 7 Players that Can Win the 2018–19 NBA MVP

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It’s August.

The NBA season that is older is long past, and the NBA season feels so far away. All the free agents are signed, Summer League is at the books, and all we have got is your NBA schedule release and dreams of matches to come.
But that doesn’t mean we can’t talk about the MVP race of next season. This season proved to be 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 does it take to acquire NBA MVP? Three criteria stand out:
He has to score a lot. MVPs are always in the thick of their race, although basketball is more than just scoring.
He must win a lot. NBA MVPs since 1990 typical 63 wins, and they play to get a top-3 seed. As soon as we select MVPs we often make it wrong. MVPs has to be winners.
He really needs a story.
That last point is the most significant of all. The NBA MVP tells the story of this season, and Republicans will need to buy in that story. Did a candidate overcome something? Did he surprise everybody? Can he prove he is actually”precious,” whatever that means?

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