Each week the writers at Overtime Heroics will reveal the NBA MVP power rankings. In a season that is wide open with the fall of the Golden State Warriors, the move of several superstars and young talent taking over the MVP race is also wide open. Let’s take a look at the top five candidates so far this year.
NBA MVP Power Rankings
Coming into the season most people ( myself included) gave the Raptors no chance of making an impact. Pascal Siakam has been great averaging 25.6 points, 8.4 rebounds 4 assists and shooting 39 percent from downtown. The Raptors are second in the East at 15-4 and Siakam is the main reason for this.
The second-year phenom has taken the league by storm helping the Mavs stay in the thick of the Western Conference playoff standings. Luka Doncic is averaging 30 points 9.9 assists and 9.6 rebounds. The Mavs are off to there best start in years at 13-6. Luka only negative so far this season is a 109.8 defensive rating
After another second-place finish last year( his third such finish) James Harden hasn’t slowed down one bit in 2019. The beard is averaging a league-high 38.9 points along with 5.9 rebounds and 7.8 assists. The Rockets have stabilized there season at 13-6 and Harden has even improved his defensive rating at 104.8. The Rockets star shooting guard has been so dominate that teams have deployed double and triple teams at midcourt.
Coming into his 17th year Lebron James continues to evolve his game he is trying to add assist season champ to his lengthy resume. Currently, Lebron leads the league in assist for the first time in his career at 10.9 he also averaging 25.7 points and 7.3 assist as the Lakers have the best record in the Western Conference at 17-3. Lebron and Anthony Davis have been a perfect fit as Lebron has not dropped off one bit.
The reigning NBA MVP has continued his MVP play leading the Bucks to the best record in the Eastern Conference. On the season Giannis is averaging 30.9 points a career-high,13.4 rebounds and 5.9 assist all career highs. Giannis is even shooting 3-pointers this year almost five a game.