16 players who could take home the NBA MVP, ranked

Business Insider Sports 1 month ago
  • The 2019-20 NBA season is here.
  • After a wild summer of player movement, the MVP race feels wide open, as the circumstances have changed for many of the league's best players.
  • We took a look at 16 players who can take home the MVP, based on their odds, projected seasons, and narratives.
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The NBA season is upon us and it feels like, more than ever, this is something of a fresh start for the league.

After a wild summer of player movement and trades, there are many familiar faces in new places and fewer teams that stayed the same. Along with a seemingly wide-open title race, one of the more interesting races should be who takes home 2019-20 MVP.

We ranked 16 candidates to win MVP based on their odds, projected years, and, narrative, because let's face it — it plays a part in the MVP race every year.

Here are 16 stars who could take home the league's Most Valuable Players trophy.

16. Ben Simmons, F

15. Russell Westbrook, G

14. Donovan Mitchell, G

13. Luka Doncic, G

12. Paul George, F

11. Jimmy Butler, G/F

10. Kyrie Irving, G

9. James Harden, G

8. Damian Lillard, G

7. Nikola Jokic, C

6. Kawhi Leonard, F

5. Joel Embiid, C

4. LeBron James, F

3. Anthony Davis, F/C

2. Stephen Curry, G

1. Giannis Antetokounmpo, F

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