This MVP race is meant to give you a rough idea of how this season's best players have been performing. I will be judging the candidates by team record, stats, and leadership, not necessarily in that order.
Overall record is key because to show you are the MVP you need to win. Charles Barkley said the definition of MVP these days is the best player on the best team. I will not necessarily be following Sir Charles' logic, however. I will be updating the MVP once very week.