Kyle Curry – The 2016 NBA MVP is going to be Steph Curry for the second year in a row. There is no co-MVP, there is no other player that is going to “make things interesting”, there should be no point in seeing who would come in second or third place for the MVP. Steph already has the three best seasons when it comes to three-pointers made and he broke his record from last year with still another third of the season to go. Every night he puts on a show for the crowd and the rest of the NBA. Whether he is scoring from 30+ feet out, or driving the basketball to the rim, or dishing out assists like it is nothing, he is the 2016 NBA MVP.
Ben Buchanan – Two Words: Stephen Curry.
It’s that easy. When you look at the most talented, flashiest, most breath taking player Steph is all those things. He’s been averaging an amazing 30+ PPG with 6.5 APG and 5.4 RPG. Steph has been the high powered point guard leading the best offense in the NBA all season. He’s shown us amazing shots, crazy passes and tons of excitement. Curry really is the engine that runs the Warriors, without him you’d have to think if they’d still be the same powerhouse they currently are. This also follows the common theme for NBA MVPS, being the best player from the best team. At this point it would be a humongous upset for Steph to not to win the MVP.
Jr. Williams – Kawhi Leonard
Kawhi Leonard aka the silent assassin has proven once again why he should be considered one of the best basketball players in the game. He’s having a career year in scoring (20 ppg), and ranks among the top-15 in the league in steals (1.8 stl). One on one Leonard has held his own throughout the season and he’s arguably the best perimeter defender in the NBA. The way pressures his opponent to turn over the ball and force bad shots is comparable to none, and I think his assets to the Spurs is critical in their chances at winning another NBA title. Stephen Curry is one hell of a shooter but where is his defense? What makes him an elite point guard when he’s not shooting 20-30 shots per game? Abosolutely nothing, and for that I would make him my 2016 Co-MVP.