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Who Will Be The 2019 NBA MVP? 

Aaron Hager
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Updated July 19, 2019 68.6k votes 9.3k voters 35.3k views 55 items

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 and Point forward from Athens, Greece

Age: 25

Number: 34

Teams: Milwaukee Bucks

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James Harden is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA MVP?
Shooting guard from Los Angeles, California

Age: 30

Number: 13

Teams: Houston Rockets

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Stephen Curry is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA MVP?
voting closed at #5 Point guard from Akron, Ohio, United States of America

Age: 31

Number: 30

Teams: Golden State Warriors

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Paul George is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA MVP?
Shooting guard and Small forward from Palmdale, California

Age: 29

Number: 24

Teams: Los Angeles Clippers

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Kawhi Leonard is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA MVP?
voting closed at #3 Shooting guard and Small forward from Riverside, California

Age: 28

Number: 2

Teams: Los Angeles Clippers

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Kevin Durant is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA MVP?
voting closed at #8 Small forward from Washington, D.C., United States of America

Age: 31

Number: 35

Teams: Brooklyn Nets

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Damian Lillard is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA MVP?
voting closed at #6 Point guard from Oakland, California

Age: 29

Number: 0

Teams: Portland Trail Blazers

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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 from Sombor, Serbia

Age: 24

Number: 15

Teams: Denver Nuggets

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Russell Westbrook is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA MVP?
voting closed at #11 Point guard from Long Beach, California

Age: 31

Number: 0

Teams: Houston Rockets

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Kyrie Irving is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA MVP?
voting closed at #10 Point guard from Melbourne, Australia

Age: 27

Number: 2

Teams: Brooklyn Nets

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Joel Embiid is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA MVP?
voting closed at #9 Center from Yaoundé, Cameroon

Number: 21

Teams: Philadelphia 76ers

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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 and Power forward from Akron, Ohio, United States of America

Age: 35

Number: 23

Teams: Los Angeles Lakers

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Anthony Davis is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA MVP?
voting closed at #15 Power forward and Center from Chicago, Illinois

Age: 26

Number: 3

Teams: Los Angeles Lakers

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Kemba Walker is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA MVP?
voting closed at #14 Point guard from New York City, New York

Age: 29

Number: 15

Teams: Boston Celtics

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Luka Dončić is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA MVP?
voting closed at #13 AntonioOliveira added Guard and Small forward from Ljubljana, Slovenia

Number: 11

Teams: Dallas Mavericks

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Dwyane Wade is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA MVP?
voting closed at #17 Point guard and Shooting guard from Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

Age: 37

Number: 3

Teams: Miami Heat

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Derrick Rose is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA MVP?
voting closed at #16 Point guard from Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

Age: 31

Number: 1

Teams: Detroit Pistons

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Donovan Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA MVP?
voting closed at #19 Donovan Mitchell

Number: 45

Teams: Utah Jazz

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Klay Thompson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA MVP?
voting closed at #18 Shooting guard from Los Angeles, California

Age: 29

Number: 11

Teams: Golden State Warriors

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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 from Compton, California

Age: 30

Number: 10

Teams: San Antonio Spurs

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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 from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Age: 30

Number: 32

Teams: Detroit Pistons

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Karl-Anthony Towns is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA MVP?
voting closed at #25 Karl-Anthony Towns

Number: 32

Teams: Minnesota Timberwolves

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Jimmy Butler is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA MVP?
voting closed at #23 Small forward from Houston, Texas

Age: 30

Number: 21

Teams: Miami Heat

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Devin Booker is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA MVP?
voting closed at #26 Shooting guard from Whitmire, South Carolina

Age: 28

Number: 1

Teams: Phoenix Suns

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Victor Oladipo is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA MVP?
voting closed at #21 Shooting guard from Upper Marlboro, Maryland

Age: 27

Number: 4

Teams: Indiana Pacers

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