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Who Will Win The 2020 NBA MVP Award?

Updated August 1, 2019 26.7k votes 2.7k voters 11.1k views45 items
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Every 2020 NBA MVP award candidate is looking to leave is mark on the basketball world, and the top NBA MVP award candidates in the 2019-2020 season will come from around the league, after a wild offseason has sent the league's best players all over the place.

When making 2020 NBA MVP award predictions, you have to start with the reigning MVP, Milwaukee Bucks big man Giannis Antetokounmpo. Other huge stars like Kawhi Leonard, Anthony Davis, and Paul George will also by in the running, along with perennial contenders like LeBron James, James Harden, and Stephen Curry.

Beyond the established superstars, though, younger, up-and-coming players like D'Angelo Russell, Nikola Jokic, and Trae Young will be looking to make a statement in the 2019-2020 seasons, not to mention rookies with major potential like Zion Williamson and R.J. Barrett.

So which NBA stars are most likely to take home the hardware at the end of the season? Which player is most likely to win the 2020 NBA MVP award? Vote up your predictions for the NBA MVP below, then head over and check out candidates for 2020 NBA Rookie of the Year and make your picks for who will win the 2020 NBA Finals.

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  • 1
    Giannis Antetokounmpo is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Who Will Win The 2020 NBA MVP Award?
    1,838
    774

    Giannis Antetokounmpo

    Small forward, Point forward

    Age26

    BirthplaceAthens, Greece

    Number34

    TeamsMilwaukee Bucks

    Last season's stats: 27.7 ppg, 12.5 rpg, 5.9 apg, 1.5 bpg, 1.3 spg

  • 2
    Luka Doncic is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Who Will Win The 2020 NBA MVP Award?
    893
    609

    Luka Doncic

    Small Forward, Shooting Guard

    Last season's stats: 21.2 ppg, 7.8 rpg, 6.0 apg, 1.1 spg

  • 3
    LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Who Will Win The 2020 NBA MVP Award?
    1,030
    712

    LeBron James

    Small forward, Power forward

    Age35

    BirthplaceAkron, Ohio, United States of America

    Number23

    TeamsLos Angeles Lakers

    Last season's stats: 27.4 ppg, 8.5 rpg, 8.3 apg, 1.3 spg

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  • 4
    Anthony Davis is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Who Will Win The 2020 NBA MVP Award?
    696
    647

    Anthony Davis

    Power forward, Center

    Age26

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois

    Number3

    TeamsLos Angeles Lakers

    Last season's stats: 25.9 ppg, 12.0 rpg, 3.9 apg, 2.4 bpg, 1.6 spg

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  • 5
    Kawhi Leonard is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Who Will Win The 2020 NBA MVP Award?
    692
    680

    Kawhi Leonard

    Shooting guard, Small forward

    Age28

    BirthplaceRiverside, California

    Number2

    TeamsLos Angeles Clippers

    Last season's stats: 26.6 ppg, 7.3 rpg, 3.3 apg, 1.8 spg

  • 6
    James Harden is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Who Will Win The 2020 NBA MVP Award?
    613
    613

    James Harden

    Shooting guard

    Age30

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California

    Number13

    TeamsHouston Rockets

    Last season's stats: 35.4 ppg, 7.4 apg, 6.5 rpg, 2.0 spg

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  • 7
    Damian Lillard is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Who Will Win The 2020 NBA MVP Award?
    444
    560

    Damian Lillard

    Point guard

    Age29

    BirthplaceOakland, California

    Number0

    TeamsPortland Trail Blazers

    Last season's stats: 25.8 ppg, 6.9 apg, 4.6 rpg, 1.1 spg

  • 8
    Trae Young is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Who Will Win The 2020 NBA MVP Award?
    234
    301

    Trae Young

    Point guard

    Number11

    TeamsAtlanta Hawks

    Last season's stats: 19.1 ppg, 8.1 apg, 3.7 rpg, 0.9 spg

  • 9
    Kemba Walker is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Who Will Win The 2020 NBA MVP Award?
    229
    302

    Kemba Walker

    Point guard

    Age29

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Number15

    TeamsBoston Celtics

    Last season's stats: 25.6 ppg, 5.9 apg, 4.4 rpg, 1.2 spg

  • 10
    Pascal Siakam is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Who Will Win The 2020 NBA MVP Award?
    290
    390

    Number13

    TeamsToronto Raptors

    Last season's stats: 16.9 ppg, 6.9 rpg, 3.1 apg, 0.9 spg

  • 11
    Nikola Jokic is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Who Will Win The 2020 NBA MVP Award?
    427
    584

    Age25

    BirthplaceSombor, Serbia

    Number15

    TeamsDenver Nuggets

    Last season's stats: 20.1 ppg, 10.8 rpg, 7.3 apg, 1.4 spg

  • 12
    Paul George is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Who Will Win The 2020 NBA MVP Award?
    342
    468

    Paul George

    Shooting guard, Small forward

    Age29

    BirthplacePalmdale, California

    Number24

    TeamsLos Angeles Clippers

    Last season's stats: 28.0 ppg, 8.2 rpg, 4.1 apg, 2.2 spg

  • 13
    Joel Embiid is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Who Will Win The 2020 NBA MVP Award?
    356
    495

    BirthplaceYaoundé, Cameroon

    Number21

    TeamsPhiladelphia 76ers

    Last season's stats: 27.5 ppg, 13.6 rpg, 3.7 apg, 1.9 bpg. 0.8 spg

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  • 14
    Kyrie Irving is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Who Will Win The 2020 NBA MVP Award?
    360
    507

    Kyrie Irving

    Point guard

    Age27

    BirthplaceMelbourne, Australia

    Number2

    TeamsBrooklyn Nets

    Last season's stats: 23.8 ppg. 6.9 apg, 5.0 rpg, 1.5 spg

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  • 15
    Stephen Curry is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Who Will Win The 2020 NBA MVP Award?
    628
    888

    Stephen Curry

    Point guard

    Age31

    BirthplaceAkron, Ohio, United States of America

    Number30

    TeamsGolden State Warriors

    Last season's stats: 27.3 ppg, 5.3 rpg, 5.2 apg, 1.3 spg

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  • 16
    Karl-Anthony Towns is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Who Will Win The 2020 NBA MVP Award?
    259
    379

    Karl-Anthony Towns

    Center

    BirthplaceEdison, NJ

    Number32

    TeamsMinnesota Timberwolves

    Last season's stats: 24.4 ppg, 12.4 rpg, 3.4 apg, 1.6 bpg, 0.9 spg

  • 17
    Jimmy Butler is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Who Will Win The 2020 NBA MVP Award?
    173
    267

    Jimmy Butler

    Small forward

    Age30

    BirthplaceHouston, Texas

    Number21

    TeamsMiami Heat

    Last season's stats: 18.2 ppg, 5.3 rpg, 4.0 apg, 1.8 spg

  • 18
    Donovan Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Who Will Win The 2020 NBA MVP Award?
    232
    364

    Donovan Mitchell

    Shooting guard

    Number45

    TeamsUtah Jazz

    Last season's stats: 23.8 ppg, 4.2 apg, 4.1 rpg, 1.4 spg

  • 19
    Russell Westbrook is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Who Will Win The 2020 NBA MVP Award?
    215
    338

    Age31

    BirthplaceLong Beach, California

    Number0

    TeamsHouston Rockets

    Last season's stats: 22.9 ppg, 11.1 rpg, 10.7 apg, 1.9 spg

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  • 20
    Devin Booker is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Who Will Win The 2020 NBA MVP Award?
    154
    264

    Devin Booker

    Shooting guard

    Age28

    BirthplaceWhitmire, South Carolina

    Number1

    TeamsPhoenix Suns

    Last season's stats: 26.6 ppg, 6.8 apg, 4.1 rpg, 0.9 spg

  • 21
    Ben Simmons is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Who Will Win The 2020 NBA MVP Award?
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    323

    Ben Simmons

    Point Guard, Forward

    Number12

    TeamsPhiladelphia 76ers

    Last season's stats: 16.9 ppg, 8.8 rpg, 7.7 apg, 1.4 spg, 0.8 bpg

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  • 22
    Zach LaVine is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Who Will Win The 2020 NBA MVP Award?
    109
    199

    Age24

    BirthplaceRenton, Washington

    Number8

    TeamsChicago Bulls

    Last season's stats: 23.7 ppg, 4.7 rpg, 4.3 apg, 1.0 spg

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  • 23
    D'Angelo Russell is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Who Will Win The 2020 NBA MVP Award?
    108
    204

    D'Angelo Russell

    Point guard, Shooting guard

    Age23

    TeamsGolden State Warriors

    Last season's stats: 21.1 ppg, 7.0 apg, 3.9 rpg, 1.2 spg

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    Kristaps Porzingis is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Who Will Win The 2020 NBA MVP Award?
    118
    222

    Kristaps Porzingis

    Power forward

    Age25

    BirthplaceVentspils, Latvia

    TeamsDallas Mavericks

    Last season's stats: N/A; missed season due to injury

  • 25
    Bradley Beal is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Who Will Win The 2020 NBA MVP Award?
    125
    236

    Bradley Beal

    Shooting guard

    Age26

    BirthplaceSt. Louis, Missouri

    Number3

    TeamsWashington Wizards

    Last season's stats: 25.6 ppg, 5.5 apg, 5.0 rpg, 1.5 spg

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