According to Stan Van Gundy, the race for the NBA MVP award is already in the books.
The Orlando Magic head coach said Wednesday night before their game against the Knicks that Derrick Rose already "has it."
It would not surprise me if Derrick Rose won the MVP award in his third NBA season. In fact, I would be surprised if he did not win.
Rose has turned into one of the premier players in the league. He is showing it through his stats and through his team's current first-place standing.
Sure, there are other guys like LeBron James, Amar'e Stoudemire and Kevin Durant that should be in the hunt.
However, here are five reasons why Derrick Rose should win the NBA MVP award.