We're already over a month into the new NBA season, and while the MVP race has already taken a few unexpected turns with the injuries to Pelicans big man Anthony Davis and Thunder forward Kevin Durant, but one thing hasn't changed - everyone is still chasing Stephen Curry. Here's how the MVP race stands after the first month of the season:
5) James Harden, Houston Rockets
Houston's dreadful 6-10 record keeps Harden in the five spot, but he is still dominating on a nightly basis. Harden is averaging 30.1 points, 6.3 rebounds, and 6.4 assists per game this season, including dropping a career-high 50 points against the Sixers. If Houston starts having more team success, he'll rise up these rankings.
4) Paul George, Indiana Pacers
Just 16 months removed from suffering a horrifying leg injury, George is playing the best basketball of his career. Not only has George led the Pacers to a surprising 10-5 mark this year (after an 0-3 start), he's shown a great all-around game, putting up 26.4 points, 8.4 rebounds, and 4.6 assists per game.
3) Blake Griffin, Los Angeles Clippers
Griffin's play this season has been nothing short of spectacular, racking up 25.1 points, 8.6 rebounds, and 4.5 assists per game while shooting 54.7 percent from the field. There's a big drop off between him and the top two guys on the list, but there's still a long way to go in the season.
2) LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers
LeBron has put up a good stat line to this point, averaging 25.6 points, 7.4 rebounds, and 6.7 assists per game this year, but he has yet to have a truly dominating performance in a big game. While he's no longer the unquestioned best player in the world, he's still in the conversation - and leading a wounded Cavs team to a 12-4 record.
1) Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors
No one can touch this man at this point. Is it possible for Curry to top last season's MVP performance? Well, it certainly looks like it.
Curry is averaging 32.6 points, 6.1 assists, and 5.2 rebounds per game so far this season while shooting an incredible 51.4 percent from the field and 44.2 percent from three-point range. He puts up ridiculous highlights every single night and dominates every single game he plays in from the point guard position. Curry is the best player in the world right now - and it's not even close.Back to the NBA Newsfeed