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Who Will Be The 2019 NBA MVP?

Updated July 19, 2019 164.8k votes 9.3k voters 35.4k views51 items

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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 Antetokounmpo1
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    Giannis Antetokounmpo

    Small forward, Point forward

    Age26

    BirthplaceAthens, Greece

    Number34

    TeamsMilwaukee Bucks

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    Shooting guard

    Age31

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California

    Number13

    TeamsBrooklyn Nets

    NBA MVP FINALIST

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    Point guard

    Age32

    BirthplaceAkron, Ohio, United States of America

    Number30

    TeamsGolden State Warriors

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  • Paul George4
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    Paul George

    Shooting guard, Small forward

    Age30

    BirthplacePalmdale, California

    Number24

    TeamsLos Angeles Clippers

    NBA MVP FINALIST

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  • Kawhi Leonard5
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    Kawhi Leonard

    Shooting guard, Small forward

    Age29

    BirthplaceRiverside, California

    Number2

    TeamsLos Angeles Clippers

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  • Kevin Durant6
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    Kevin Durant

    Small forward

    Age32

    BirthplaceWashington, D.C.

    Number35

    TeamsBrooklyn Nets

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  • Damian Lillard7
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    Point guard

    Age30

    BirthplaceOakland, California

    Number0

    TeamsPortland Trail Blazers

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  • Nikola Jokić8
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    Age25

    Number15

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  • Russell Westbrook9
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    Age32

    BirthplaceLong Beach, California

    Number0

    TeamsWashington Wizards

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  • Kyrie Irving10
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    Point guard

    Age28

    BirthplaceMelbourne, Australia

    Number2

    TeamsBrooklyn Nets

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  • Joel Embiid11
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    BirthplaceYaoundé, Cameroon

    Number21

    TeamsPhiladelphia 76ers

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  • LeBron James12
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    LeBron James

    Small forward, Power forward

    Age36

    BirthplaceAkron, Ohio

    Number23

    TeamsLos Angeles Lakers

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  • Luka Dončić13
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    Luka Dončić

    Guard, Small forward

    Number11

    TeamsDallas Mavericks

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  • Kemba Walker14
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    Kemba Walker

    Point guard

    Age30

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Number15

    TeamsBoston Celtics

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  • Anthony Davis15
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    Anthony Davis

    Power forward, Center

    Age27

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois

    Number3

    TeamsLos Angeles Lakers

    Anthony Marshon Davis Jr. (born March 11, 1993) is an American professional basketball player...  more

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  • Dwyane Wade16
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    Point guard, Shooting guard

    Age38

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, United States of America

    Number3

    TeamsMiami Heat

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  • DeMar DeRozan17
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    Shooting guard

    Age31

    BirthplaceCompton, California

    Number10

    TeamsSan Antonio Spurs

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  • Derrick Rose18
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    Point guard

    Age32

    BirthplaceUSA, Chicago, Illinois

    Number1

    TeamsNew York Knicks

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  • Donovan Mitchell19
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    Number45

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  • Klay Thompson20
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    Age30

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California

    Number11

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  • Blake Griffin21
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    Age31

    BirthplaceOklahoma City, Oklahoma

    Number32

    TeamsDetroit Pistons

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  • Ben Simmons22
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    Number12

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  • Jimmy Butler23
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    Age31

    BirthplaceHouston, Texas

    Number21

    TeamsMiami Heat

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  • Devin Booker24
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    Devin Booker

    Shooting guard

    Age29

    BirthplaceWhitmire, South Carolina

    Number1

    TeamsPhoenix Suns

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  • Victor Oladipo25
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    Victor Oladipo

    Shooting guard

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