The MVP conversation should involve more than just two players.
Kevin Durant and LeBron James are—justifiably so—the front-runners and the only names that seem to come up when discussing who should win the 2014 edition of the NBA's premier individual award. But last time I checked, an MVP ballot had more than two spots on it.
In fact, it has five.
Yes, that means five players belong on the ballot, even if three of them are distant long-shot candidates to finish at No. 1.
For that reason, I'll be identifying three pieces of information for each of the five featured players in this article: MVP ceiling, MVP floor and my prediction as to where they actually finish on the ballot. For some players, that predicted finish may be equal to the ceiling; for others, it may be the same as the floor.
Regardless, your MVP conversation needs to feature at least five names, even if it centers around two.