Mar 16, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers center Anderson Varejao (17) and Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin (32) tangle under the hoop during first quarter action at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

Clippers' Blake Griffin says he doesn't belong in MVP race

Los Angeles Clippers’ power forward Blake Griffin is having a fantastic season.

He has taken his game to another level, carrying the Clippers while star point guard Chris Paul and the team’s big offseason acquisition, shooting guard J.J. Redick, sat out with the injuries.

Griffin has been recognized several times for his efforts. On Monday, he was named the NBA’s Western Conference Player of the Week and is the reigning Western Conference Player of the Month for the month of February.

Despite all of his success, Griffin does not believe he belongs in the MVP discussion, according to Broderick Turner of The Los Angeles Times.

Do you feel you are at an MVP status based on your recent accomplishments and performances for the Clippers?

“Naw, I think the MVP race is a two-man race,” Griffin responded.

And in the eyes of most NBA pundits, the race to be named the most valuable player in the league will be between Oklahoma City’s Kevin Durant and Miami’s LeBron James.

But Griffin has joined the conversation as an MVP candidate — even if he and others are considered to be in the next tier behind Durant and James.

Griffin is averaging 24.3 points, 9.7 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 1.1 steals per game this season.

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