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Predicting the next NBA MVP

Technically speaking, every player who suits up in the NBA this season has a shot at being dubbed the league's Most Valuable Player. But how do you separate the real candidates from ... everyone else? Time to make some cuts!

Age is only a number, but if history repeats itself, this season's winner will be between 22 and 35 years old when he lifts the trophy. (You already got one, Dirk. Spread the love, man.)

Want to be the MVP? Go get buckets. Every MVP averaged at least 14.5 points per game in the season prior to winning the top hardware.