With the Association’s 2015-16 regular season finally ended, it is time to give the individual awards. First, let’s analyze who will be the 2015 – 2016 Regular Season MVP.
Candidates:Stephen Curry (Golden State Warriors), Kawhi Leonard (San Antonio Spurs), LeBron James (Cleveland Cavaliers), Russell Westbrook (Oklahoma City Thunders) & Kevin Durant (Oklahoma City Thunders)
There’s only 11 players in the NBA history have claimed consecutive MVP Awards, and Curry’s a shoe-in to be the 12th. The Warriors lethal point guard has established himself as one of the best shooter have ever played in NBA. He hits 402 3 point shots in the regular season alone, he not just passed his own record, he set a record that I think no one can surpass for the next 20 years other than himself. He also led the league in points per game, steals per game, free throw percentage and efficiency rating. He will be soon a member of 90/40/50 club. And they are in the brink of breaking the 72 – 10 season record of 95’ – 96’ Bulls.
Let’s go to the best duo so far in the league, Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant. Westbrook is having his best season so far, registering a league leading 18 triple doubles. He is also 2nd in assist while his partner, Durant is having his usual numbers every game (28.2 points, 8.2 rebounds, 5 assists). My only problem with him is who will handle the ball during crunch time, Westbrook or Durant? Hmmmm…..
Soon to be retired Tim Duncan finally passes the torch to Kawhi Leonard; And Kawhi is having one of a hell season so far. Ranking 3rdin 3 point percentage, while averaging 21.2 points, 6.8 rebounds and 2.6 assists per game. Addition to that, he also in one of the leading contender for the Defensive Player of the Year Award.
Finally, Lebron James. He is averaging another stellar stat line every day, 25.3 points, 7.4 rebounds and 6.8 assists per game while leading the Cavs to notch the top seed in Eastern Conference.
This is going to be a unanimous decision in favor of Stephen Curry, first time in NBA history.