The NBA regular season is halfway over. We have seen a number of great individuals carry their team and make compelling arguments they deserve to hoist the Maurice Podolof trophy at season’s end. There are the usual suspects—Kobe Bryant, LeBron James and Dwayne Wade.
Yet, the most surprising candidate is playing in the Big Apple. Amare Stoudemire is primed and ready to lead the Knicks back to the playoffs.
The reemergence of the San Antonio Spurs as the best team in the NBA has their trio of Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili and Tony Parker in the discussion as well.
The race is still wide open as we head towards the All-Star break next month.
Here are the top 10 candidates for MVP.