The first week in the NBA season is over, and there has been some great play around the league. Although it’s early, we have already started to see players stand out, and possibly throw their name into the MVP race.
Kevin Love and Chris Paul are two guys who will play on the Western Conference All-Star team, and they have showed that they are poised for big seasons. Kevin Love leads the league in scoring, and he has his Wolves standing at 3-1, and they look like a playoff team early. He missed most of last season, and the Wolves had a disappointing season. With him back, they are playing well on offense, and Kevin Martin has been a huge addition to join with Love.
Chris Paul is leading a Clippers team who looks really powerful on offense. They put up 137 points on the Rockets, and this offense is being driven by Paul. He has flirted with winning the MVP in years past, but it looks like he is starting this season out with a good chance to win. He leads the league in assists with 13, and even leads in passes per game.
It’s still early, but these two guys have been scary good for their teams. Other guys who are in the race are LeBron James, Stephen Curry, Eric Bledsoe, and Dwight Howard. Look for the media to get behind a candidate around January, and ride the wave to the award. I personally think this award should be redone.