The NBA officially tips off in less than two weeks and it’s never too early to start thinking about who’s going to absolutely dominate this year and win the MVP award.
There are some early favorites like Kevin Durant and LeBron James, who can fill up stat sheets and have proven they are always a threat to take down the highest honor of the regular season, and there are some good players that I don't think have a chance, such as Derrick Rose, Kobe Bryant and Dwight Howard.
You'll find I have a few long shots on this list. That's because I feel they have a chance of making a huge impact in this lockout-shortened season.
Click on to see some of top MVP candidates for the 2011-2012 season.