The NBA season tips off this weekend, and it is going to be an interesting season to watch with all of the new moves that have happened, as well as a shortened preseason and training camp.
Every team comes into this season with the same concerns as well. A shortened season with a very condensed schedule means that every team will have to play back-to-back-to-back sets of games at some point in the season.
Here are some of the preseason MVP hopefuls who will look to lead their teams to the NBA championship this season.
I added more to this article so that we can take a look at more candidates, but just to specify the dark horses are guys who would have to put up unbelievable numbers and bring their teams to playoff berths and title contention.