Greetings! It’s Monday morning, and each and every week (including last Monday), we bring you the latest look at the always entertaining race for the NBA’s Most Valuable Player Award. We’ve had a full week of regular game action since the All-Star break, and even after a somewhat quiet trade deadline by league standards, there is plenty in the way of story lines to discuss moving forward.
For reference, the MVP “criteria” used here is the most literal sense of the word, and team success (while certainly a factor) doesn’t include or exclude any prospective candidate from the proceedings. Without further ado, let’s get it going!