Why is it that LeBron James is the only name that comes up in MVP talks these days? He has an awesome supporting cast around him that would still make the playoffs in either league and they need him more than any other team needs a player? I think not.
Kevin Durant has comparable numbers in almost every category and he has lead his team to as many wins as they had last season. They are currently 7th in the western conference and only three and a half games behind the leader of the division.
Sure the Cavs are the best in the East, but thats still not saying much. Yeah the Celtics are good, but with injuries I think it is safe to say they wont get the top spot. WHen they are healthy for the post season though the Celtics are a better team then the Cavs. My point is that being at the top of the east is not saying anything at this point, how would they really fair if they were in the west?
Here are the number comparisons
So as you see in most of the major categories these two have similar stats, assists and free throw % being the biggest gaps. So if the stats are simular then how would the teams fair without these players.
They would most likely still make the playoffs and be the three seed by winning the division.
They would be at the bottom of the conference and be in the lottery for another top pick.
The point is that MVP is supposed to go to the most valuable player, but the best player. I htink it is clear that Durant is more valuable to his team right now then Leborn James.