This post is courtesy of David Snipes and 7 Pound Bag
Welcome to the first Roundtable of the New Year!
This week, we have EJ, Joao, Dan and as Always, I am the quizmaster, David! If you have questions, place them on the comments below for next week. Thanks for reading.
1. Is LeBron still the MVP this year?
EJ: LeBron is having a fine season, but this feels like a year he won’t win the MVP despite putting up MVP type numbers. As of right now you can make arguments for Chris Paul, Kevin Durant, or Carmelo Anthony winning the MVP because of the seasons they and their teams are having. I’m inclined to give the award to Paul, especially if the Clips win their division and finish with one of the top two seeds in the West.
Joao: So far I would give it to Kevin Durant, with LeBron as a close 2nd. It can still obviously change between now and the end of the regular season, but Durant has being doing it all this year; he has become a complete player, rather than “just” a scorer. He is averaging more steals and assists, while posting better shooting percentages. It seems like losing to the Heat in the finals last year has helped fuel his growth.
If LeBron James would be my second pick, Chris Paul would be my third.
Dan: No, I’d give it to Kevin Durant. He is averaging more points per game, a worse shooting percentage, but a better free throw percentage and a better 3-point percentage. Plus, he’s leading the Thunder to the top spot in the west.
David: So Far? Like the rest, I’m looking at Durant. The way he’s moved past losing the Beard, and still dominating games, he has to be the MVP, LeBron is just going to have to be happy with Finals MVP