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2022-23 MVP race

Discussion in 'NBA Dish' started by awc713, Sep 24, 2022.

  1. awc713

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    This league is flush with more top end elite talent than maybe ever before…so hard to predict MVP…I find the odds interesting:
    Luka 5:1
    Freak 6:1
    Embiid, KD 8:1
    Joker 10:1
    JA, Curry, Tatum 15:1
    Bron 20:1
    Booker, Kawhi 30:1
    Zion, AD 40:1
    Edwards, Jimmy, KAT, Mitchell, Trae 60:1

    Harden at 100:1 seems insane to me. I know he took a step back physically and in the media the past few years…if if he’s healthy, if PHI and he ball out, I could see narrative shift in his favor and he could be an MVP sleeper. In any event, this league is loaded with talent and should be a fun race to watch.
     
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    Someone tell the foreigners that basketball is America's game. Go back to Mexico! :mad:
     
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    I think Embiid gets it this year if he stays healthy. Philly is going to win a ton of games.

    Harden has no shot.
     
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    PHI isn't balling out without Embiid balling out, and Harden isn't winning an MVP with Embiid balling out.
     
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    Harden's odds are almost 100% identical to the odds of Embiid suffering a season ending injury based on physical history.

    Basically saying a 100% chance he wins if embiid goes down. Wonder what the bookies know about Philly that we don't.
     
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    my mans zion finna bounce back
     
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    I think Giannis and Jokic may suffer from voter fatigue and would require exceptional team success to win. Embiid and Luka are my mvp favorites with other candidates being Trae, Tatum, and Ja depending on how their narratives develop throughout the season. (Things might get crazy if Trae gets it before Luka.) KD and Kawhi could also reasonably make mvp runs. I think Booker would require a lot to win. I have trouble seeing any other players competing for mvp.
     
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    Surprised Joker has the fourth best odds.

    He's going to have to win 75+ games and lead the stats in every single category before voters will even entertain the thought of MVP.
     
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    i would be SHOCKED if he's not BY FAR the best player in the league this coming season and BY FAR the most deserving of the MPV, same as he was last season. That said, even if he blows everyone away and deserves to be unanimous like he deserved last season, i doubt he gets the votes.
     
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    MPJ and Murray will eat into his stats. Jokic's efficiency and WS% and all those analytics will probably improve, but as far as counting stats go, I think those will decrease, and that'll be the knock against him by detractors.

    I'm not saying he won't be the best player or top 3 or anything, but it's going to take a herculean effort by Jokic and the Nuggets for him to be voted to a 3rd consecutive MVP.

    If the voting was done by a computer program, Jokic would have better odds. But since humans vote on MVP, I think it's an uphill battle for him.
     
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    ya that's what i'm saying, most likely he will get screwed. He will deserve it and someone who's not deserving will likely win
     

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