Giannis Antetokounmpo, LeBron James and James Harden had been introduced as the three finalists of the NBA MVP award voting on eighth August. Who must you put your cash on?
The NBA introduced earlier than the resumption of the NBA season that the awards this yr could be restricted to the video games performed earlier than the shutdown on 11th March.
This gave a major edge to the gamers who began the season off sturdy by way of getting voted for the end-of-season awards.
The likes of Bradley Beal, who’ve been injured since March, now stand an opportunity to make an All-NBA staff.
The winner of the Defensive Participant of the Yr award was introduced as we speak. Giannis received his first DPOY award in a landslide vote, as he took 75 of the 100 first-place votes.
NBA MVP announcement 2020: Giannis Antetokounmpo or LeBron James?
Going by all of the indicators thus far, Giannis is prone to full the MVP-DPOY double this yr. Odds on him profitable the MVP shortened considerably with the NBA’s announcement of the 64-game voting pattern. LeBron James is prone to end second and James Harden third.
Giannis Antetokounmpo is the fifth participant to win each NBA MVP and NBA DPOY in a profession, becoming a member of Kevin Garnett, Hakeem Olajuwon, Michael Jordan and David Robinson.
As a reminder, the Defensive Participant of the Yr has solely been awarded because the 1982-83 season.
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Giannis went into the NBA bubble averaging 29.6 factors, 13.7 rebounds and 5.6 assists per sport in lower than 31 minutes per sport.
If awarded, he’ll turn out to be the participant with the bottom common ground time to ever win the MVP award. The earlier report is held by Steph Curry, who averaged 30 factors per sport on lower than 33 minutes per sport in 2015-16.