Basketball Who Will Be The 2019 NBA MVP?  

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

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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3,340 1,469
Giannis Antetokounmpo is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA MVP?
Small forward, Point forward
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

2
2,107 1,714
James Harden is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA MVP?
Shooting guard
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

3
1,504 1,306
Paul George is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA MVP?
Shooting guard, Small forward
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

4
1,442 1,465
Stephen Curry is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA MVP?
Point guard
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

5
1,022 1,142
Kawhi Leonard is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA MVP?
Shooting guard, Small forward
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

6
816 899
Nikola Jokic is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA MVP?
Center
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

7
579 635
Damian Lillard is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA MVP?
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

8
764 871
Joel Embiid is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA MVP?
Center
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

9
720 830
Kyrie Irving is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA MVP?
Point guard
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

10
723 835
Russell Westbrook is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA MVP?
Point guard
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

11
506 565
Luka Dončić is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA MVP?
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

12
816 969
Kevin Durant is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA MVP?
Small forward
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

13
997 1,287
LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA MVP?
Small forward, Power forward
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

14
451 552
Kemba Walker is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA MVP?
Point guard
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

15
652 849
Anthony Davis is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA MVP?
Power forward, Center
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

16
500 666
Derrick Rose is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA MVP?
Point guard
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

17
254 330
Dwyane Wade is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA MVP?
Point guard, Shooting guard
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

18
253 369
Donovan Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA MVP?
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

19
289 451
Victor Oladipo is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA MVP?
Shooting guard
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

20
292 457
DeMar DeRozan is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA MVP?
Shooting guard
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

21
275 441
Ben Simmons is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA MVP?
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

22
216 340
Karl-Anthony Towns is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA MVP?
Center
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

23
253 409
Klay Thompson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA MVP?
Shooting guard
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

24
186 291
Devin Booker is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA MVP?
Shooting guard
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

25
199 324
Blake Griffin is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA MVP?
Power forward
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