Kobe Bryant and the Top Five Candidates for MVP 2010-2011
The summer of LeBron is nearing its end, and while teams are looking more and more complete, MVP candidates pop out. Here are five MVP candidates to look for next year.
5. Deron Williams
People think that Williams would be worse without Carlos Boozer because he doesn't have that catch-and-shoot guy from mid-range who could also run the pick-and-roll. But with newly acquired Al Jefferson, who works perfectly in Jerry Sloan's offense, Deron is looking at an even better season than last year.
4. Dwight Howard
Howard is always an MVP candidate. The only thing that's holding him back from MVP candidate to MVP winner is more touches and a better offensive game.
3. LeBron James
A two-time MVP winner already, James is now in search of a title with Miami. But with the Big Three in South Beach, questions pop out. Who's going to be in control in the fourth quarter, Wade or James? How will he fit with the other superstars on his team?
2. Kobe Bryant
Kobe hasn't won the award since they lost to Boston in the Finals, but with LeBron James now in Miami, Kobe can end up being the winner. But he has to get past this guy first...
1. Kevin Durant
Out of anybody in the NBA, Durant's future looks the brightest. He's only 21 years old, on a young and improving Thunder team, and already has a scoring title under his belt.