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Who Will Be The 2019 NBA MVP?  

Aaron Hager
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List Rules Only active players in the NBA for the 2018-19 season

Editor's Note: Voting and Reranking have been closed.

UPDATED: Vote for the 2020 NBA MVP here.

Milwaukee Bucks power forward Giannis Antetokounmpo was named NBA MVP for the 2018-19 season after leading the Bucks to the best record in the NBA and all the way to the Eastern Conference final. He averaged 27.7 points per game, 12.5 rebounds, and 5.9 assists, all improvements over his previous season and in the top 10 in the league in both points and rebounds.

At the start of the season, favorites included past MVP winners like LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry, and 2018 MVP James Harden. Also in the conversation, however, were stars like Kawhi Leonard, Anthony Davis, and even potential sleeper picks like Ben Simmons, Kyrie Irving, and Jimmy Butler.

The three finalists for the 2018-19 MVP award were winner Antetokounmpo, the Houston Rockets' Harden, and the Oklahoma City Thunder's Paul George.

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Giannis Antetokounmpo is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA MVP?
Small forward, Point forward

NBA MVP WINNER

Giannis Antetokounmpo (born December 6, 1994) is a Greek professional basketball player for the Milwaukee Bucks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Nicknamed the "Greek ...more
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James Harden is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA MVP?
Shooting guard

NBA MVP FINALIST

James Edward Harden Jr. (born August 26, 1989) is an American professional basketball player for the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball ...more
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Kawhi Leonard is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA MVP?
voting closed at #3 Shooting guard, Small forward
Kawhi Anthony Leonard (, born June 29, 1991) is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Clippers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played two seasons of ...more
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Paul George is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA MVP?
Shooting guard, Small forward

NBA MVP FINALIST

Paul Cliftonantho George (born May 2, 1990) is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Clippers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He is a six-time NBA All-Star ...more
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Stephen Curry is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA MVP?
voting closed at #5 Point guard
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Damian Lillard is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA MVP?
voting closed at #6 Point guard
Damian Lamonte Ollie Lillard is an American professional basketball player for the Portland Trail Blazers of the National Basketball Association. Lillard is a 6 ft 3 in point guard from Oakland, ...more
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Kevin Durant is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA MVP?
voting closed at #8 Small forward
Kevin Wayne Durant (born September 29, 1988) is an American professional basketball player for the Brooklyn Nets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played one season of college ...more
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Nikola Jokic is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA MVP?
voting closed at #7 Center
Nikola Jokić (born February 19, 1995) is a Serbian professional basketball player for the Denver Nuggets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He also represents the Serbian national ...more
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Joel Embiid is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA MVP?
voting closed at #9 Center
Joel Hans Embiid (born 16 March 1994) is a Cameroonian professional basketball player for the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). After one year of college ...more
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Russell Westbrook is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA MVP?
voting closed at #11 Point guard
Russell Westbrook III (born November 12, 1988) is an American professional basketball player for the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He is an eight-time NBA ...more
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Kyrie Irving is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA MVP?
voting closed at #10 Point guard
Kyrie Andrew Irving (; born March 23, 1992) is an American professional basketball player for the Brooklyn Nets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was named NBA Rookie of the Year ...more
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LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA MVP?
voting closed at #12 Small forward, Power forward
LeBron Raymone James Sr. (; born December 30, 1984) is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). His accomplishments ...more
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Luka Dončić is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA MVP?
voting closed at #13 AntonioOliveira added Guard, Small forward
Luka Dončić (born February 28, 1999) is a Slovenian professional basketball player for the Dallas Mavericks of the National Basketball Association (NBA) and the Slovenian national team. Born in ...more
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Anthony Davis is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA MVP?
voting closed at #15 Power forward, Center
Anthony Marshon Davis Jr. (born March 11, 1993) is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He plays the power forward ...more
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Kemba Walker is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA MVP?
voting closed at #14 Point guard
Kemba Hudley Walker (born May 8, 1990) is an American professional basketball player for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Walker was picked ninth overall by the ...more
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Derrick Rose is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA MVP?
voting closed at #16 Point guard
Derrick Martell Rose (born October 4, 1988) is an American professional basketball player for the Detroit Pistons of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played one year of college ...more
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Dwyane Wade is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA MVP?
voting closed at #17 Point guard, Shooting guard
Dwyane Tyrone Wade Jr. ( dwayn; born January 17, 1982) is an American former professional basketball player. Wade spent the majority of his 16-year career playing for the Miami Heat in the ...more
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Klay Thompson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA MVP?
voting closed at #18 Shooting guard
Klay Alexander Thompson (born February 8, 1990) is an American professional basketball player who plays for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He is credited ...more
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Donovan Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA MVP?
voting closed at #19 Donovan Mitchell Shooting guard
Donovan Vernell Mitchell Jr. (born September 7, 1996) is an American professional basketball player for the Utah Jazz of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball ...more
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DeMar DeRozan is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA MVP?
voting closed at #20 Shooting guard
DeMar Darnell DeRozan (born August 7, 1989) is an American professional basketball player for the San Antonio Spurs of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for ...more
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Blake Griffin is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA MVP?
voting closed at #24 Power forward
Blake Austin Griffin (born March 16, 1989) is an American professional basketball player for the Detroit Pistons of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for ...more
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Ben Simmons is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA MVP?
voting closed at #22 Point guard/forward
Benjamin David Simmons (born 20 July 1996) is an Australian professional basketball player for the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball ...more
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Victor Oladipo is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA MVP?
voting closed at #21 Shooting guard
Kehinde Babatunde Victor Oladipo (born May 4, 1992) is an American professional basketball player for the Indiana Pacers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Oladipo was drafted with ...more
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Karl-Anthony Towns is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA MVP?
voting closed at #25 Karl-Anthony Towns Center
Karl-Anthony Towns Jr. (born November 15, 1995) is a Dominican-American professional basketball player for the Minnesota Timberwolves of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played ...more
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Jimmy Butler is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA MVP?
voting closed at #23 Small forward
Jimmy Butler III (born September 14, 1989) is an American professional basketball player for the Miami Heat of the National Basketball Association (NBA). After playing one year of college ...more