Basketball Who Will Be The 2019 NBA MVP?  

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Basketball fans, make your 2018-2019 NBA MVP predictions right now. The players most likely to win the 2019 MVP Award consists of superstars, rising stars, legendary scorers, and players on new teams. These potential MVPs in the voting race for this season are judged on scoring, stats, and how much their team depends on them. Who do you think will be the 2019 NBA Most Valuable Player? 

Past MVP winners in NBA history, like LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry, and 2018 MVP James Harden, are current favorites to win the 2019 MVP Award. However, these All-Stars and future Hall of Famers should expect competition from Kawhi Leonard, Anthony Davis, and Giannis Antetokounmpo. Other good MVP sleepers include Ben Simmons, Paul George, Kyrie Irving, and Jimmy Butler.

Keep checking to see which players are ranked on the 2019 NBA MVP voting, and add any likely MVP candidates missing from the list. Get your votes in for the NBA MVP before the playoffs, which is usually when the winner is announced, and then make your 2019 NBA Playoffs predictions.

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Giannis Antetokounmpo is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA MVP?
Milwaukee Bucks 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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Kawhi Leonard is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA MVP?
Toronto Raptors Kawhi Anthony Leonard is an American professional basketball player for the Toronto Raptors of the National Basketball Association. Leonard, a 6-ft 7-in, 230-lb small forward, played college ...more

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Anthony Davis is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA MVP?
New Orleans Pelicans Anthony Marshon Davis, Jr. is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the New Orleans Pelicans of the National Basketball Association. He plays the power forward and ...more

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LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA MVP?
Los Angeles Lakers LeBron Raymone James is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association. Standing at 6 ft 8 in and weighing 250 lbs., he has started ...more

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Stephen Curry is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA MVP?
Golden State Warriors Wardell Stephen "Steph" Curry II is an American professional basketball player who plays for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association. Listed at 6 ft 3 in tall ...more

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Joel Embiid is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA MVP?
Philadelphia 76ers Joel-Hans Embiid is a Cameroonian professional basketball player who plays for the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association. The 76ers drafted Embiid third overall in the 2014 ...more

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Kemba Walker is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA MVP?
Charlotte Hornets Kemba Hudley Walker is an American professional basketball player for the Charlotte Hornets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Walker was drafted ninth overall by the Charlotte ...more

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Kevin Durant is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA MVP?
Golden State Warriors Kevin Wayne Durant is an American professional basketball player who plays with the Oklahoma City Thunder of the National Basketball Association. Standing at 6 ft 9 in and weighing 240 pounds, ...more

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Kyrie Irving is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA MVP?
Boston Celtics Kyrie Andrew Irving is an American professional basketball player for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association. Irving was born in Melbourne, Australia but grew up in West ...more

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Damian Lillard is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA MVP?
Portland Trail Blazers 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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Derrick Rose is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA MVP?
Minnesota Timberwolves Derrick Martell Rose is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Minnesota Timberwolves of the National Basketball Association. He played one year of college ...more

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Nikola Jokic is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA MVP?
Denver Nuggets Nikola Jokić is a Serbian professional basketball player for the Denver Nuggets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He also represents the Serbian national basketball team ...more

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Paul George is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA MVP?
Oklahoma City Thunder Paul Clifton Anthony George is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Oklahoma City Thunder of the National Basketball Association. George played high school ...more

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Russell Westbrook is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA MVP?
Oklahoma City Thunder Russell Westbrook Jr. is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Oklahoma City Thunder of the National Basketball Association. Westbrook played college basketball ...more

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James Harden is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA MVP?
Houston Rockets James Edward Harden, Jr. is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association. Harden played college basketball for ...more

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Jimmy Butler is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA MVP?
Minnesota Timberwolves Jimmy Butler III is an American professional basketball player for the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). After playing one year of college basketball for Tyler ...more

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Kyle Lowry is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA MVP?
Toronto Raptors Kyle Lowry is an American professional basketball player for the Toronto Raptors of the National Basketball Association. He attended Cardinal Dougherty High School in Philadelphia and declared ...more

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Blake Griffin is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA MVP?
Detroit Pistons Blake Austin Griffin is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Detroit Pistons of the National Basketball Association. He played college basketball for the ...more

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DeMar DeRozan is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA MVP?
San Antonio Spurs DeMar Darnell DeRozan is an American professional basketball player for the San Antonio Spurs of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the USC Trojans and ...more

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Victor Oladipo is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA MVP?
Indiana Pacers Kehinde Babatunde Victor Oladipo is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Indiana Pacers of the National Basketball Association. Oladipo played college ...more

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Karl-Anthony Towns is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA MVP?
Minnesota Timberwolves Karl-Anthony Towns Jr. is a Dominican-American professional basketball player for the Minnesota Timberwolves of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the ...more

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Michael Jordan is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA MVP?
1525232615164 added Michael Jeffrey Jordan, also known by his initials, MJ, is an American former professional basketball player. He is also an entrepreneur, and principal owner and chairman of the Charlotte ...more

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Tobias Harris is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA MVP?
TRENT13 added Milwaukee Bucks Tobias John Harris is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Orlando Magic of the National Basketball Association. The 6 ft 9 in forward played one season of ...more

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Klay Thompson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA MVP?
Golden State Warriors Klay Alexander Thompson is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association. Listed at 6'7", he plays ...more

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Rudy Gobert is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA MVP?
Utah Jazz Rudy Gobert is a French professional basketball player who currently plays for the Utah Jazz of the National Basketball Association. He also represents the French national basketball team in the ...more

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Donovan Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA MVP?
Utah Jazz Donovan Corey Mitchell Jr. is an American professional basketball player for the Utah Jazz of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the Louisville ...more

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Ben Simmons is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA MVP?
Philadelphia 76ers Benjamin David Simmons is an Australian professional basketball player for the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for one season with ...more

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LaMarcus Aldridge is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA MVP?
San Antonio Spurs LaMarcus Nurae Aldridge is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the San Antonio Spurs of the National Basketball Association. Aldridge, a 6 ft 11 in, 240-pound ...more

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Devin Booker is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA MVP?
Phoenix Suns Devin Armani Booker is an American professional basketball player for the Phoenix Suns of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He attended Moss Point High School in Moss Point, Mississippi ...more

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Hassan Whiteside is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA MVP?
Miami Heat Hassan Niam Whiteside is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Miami Heat of the National Basketball Association. He played college basketball for the Marshall ...more

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Chris Paul is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA MVP?
Houston Rockets Christopher Emmanuel Paul (born May 6, 1985) is an American professional basketball player for the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He has won the NBA Rookie of the ...more

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Jrue Holiday is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA MVP?
TRENT13 added New Orleans Pelicans Jrue Randall Holiday is an American professional basketball player who currently for the New Orleans Pelicans of the National Basketball Association. He played college basketball for one season ...more

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John Wall is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA MVP?
Washington Wizards Johnathan Hildred Wall, Jr. is an American professional basketball point guard for the Washington Wizards of the National Basketball Association. A Raleigh, North Carolina native, Wall was ...more

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Jayson Tatum is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA MVP?
Boston Celtics Jayson Christopher Tatum is an American professional basketball player for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association. A native of St. Louis, Missouri, Tatum attended hometown ...more

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Zach LaVine is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA MVP?
CunningVet added Chicago Bulls Zachary LaVine (born March 10, 1995) is an American professional basketball player for the Chicago Bulls of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was selected in the first round of the ...more

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Bradley Beal is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA MVP?
Washington Wizards Bradley Emmanuel Beal is an American professional basketball player who currently plays with the Washington Wizards of the National Basketball Association. The 6'5" shooting guard played ...more

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Deandre Ayton is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA MVP?
TRENT13 added Phoenix Suns DeAndre Ayton is a Bahamian professional basketball player for the Phoenix Suns of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played for the Arizona Wildcats in the Pac-12 Conference in the ...more

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DeMarcus Cousins is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA MVP?
Golden State Warriors DeMarcus Amir Cousins is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association. He played college basketball at the ...more

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Steven Adams is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA MVP?
Oklahoma City Thunder Steven Funaki Adams is a New Zealand professional basketball player who currently plays for the Oklahoma City Thunder of the National Basketball Association. After playing college basketball for ...more

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C. J. McCollum is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA MVP?
Portland Trail Blazers Christian James "C. J." McCollum is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Portland Trail Blazers of the National Basketball Association. He was drafted ...more

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Aaron Gordon is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA MVP?
Orlando Magic Aaron Addison Gordon is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Orlando Magic of the National Basketball Association. He played one year of college basketball for ...more

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Andre Drummond is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA MVP?
Detroit Pistons Andre Jamal Drummond is an American professional basketball player who plays with the Detroit Pistons of the National Basketball Association. He was one of the top rated basketball players in ...more

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Kevin Love is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA MVP?
Cleveland Cavaliers Kevin Wesley Love is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association. He is a three-time All-Star and holds the ...more

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Al Horford is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA MVP?
Boston Celtics Alfred Joel Horford Reynoso is a Dominican professional basketball player for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the University of ...more

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Nikola Vučević is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA MVP?
TRENT13 added Philadelphia 76ers Nikola Vučević is a Montenegrin professional basketball player who currently plays for Orlando Magic of the National Basketball Association. He played college basketball for the University of ...more

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Kristaps Porzingis is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA MVP?
New York Knicks Kristaps Porziņģis is a Latvian professional basketball player for the New York Knicks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He is 7 ft 3 in (2.21 m) tall, and plays both the power ...more

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Clint Capela is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA MVP?
abrannon090 added Houston Rockets Clint N'Dumba-Capela is a Swiss professional basketball player for the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). On June 26, 2014, Capela was selected with the 25th overall ...more

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Gordon Hayward is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA MVP?
1525232615164 added Boston Celtics Gordon Daniel Hayward is an American professional basketball player for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball at Butler University for two ...more

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Terry Rozier is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA MVP?
1525232615164 added Boston Celtics Terry William Rozier III (born March 17, 1994) is an American professional basketball player for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association (NBA). The point guard played college ...more

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Dwyane Wade is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA MVP?
Miami Heat Dwyane Tyrone Wade, Jr. is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Miami Heat of the National Basketball Association. He has established himself as one of the most ...more