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Basketball fans, we're ranking the best current NBA players who are most likely to win the 2017-2018 NBA Most Valuable Player Award. The players most likely to win the 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 2018 NBA MVP? 

Past MVP winners in NBA history, like LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry, and 2017 MVP Russell Westbrook, are current favorites to win the 2018 MVP Award. However, these All-Stars and future Hall of Famers should expect competition from Kawhi Leonard, James Harden, and Giannis Antetokounmpo. Other good MVP sleepers include John Wall, Paul George, Anthony Davis, and Carmelo Anthony.  

Vote up your 2018 NBA MVP predictions, 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 2018 NBA Playoffs predictions.

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LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA MVP?
LeBron James Cleveland Cavaliers

2
6,463 4,206
James Harden is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA MVP?
James Harden Houston Rockets

3
3,145 2,930
Anthony Davis is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA MVP?
Anthony Davis New Orleans Pelicans

4
3,576 3,664
Giannis Antetokounmpo is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA MVP?
Giannis Antetokounmpo Milwaukee Bucks

5
3,405 3,765
Kyrie Irving is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA MVP?
Kyrie Irving Boston Celtics

6
3,177 3,017
Russell Westbrook is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA MVP?
Russell Westbrook Oklahoma City Thunder

7
3,307 3,865
Stephen Curry is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA MVP?
Stephen Curry Golden State Warriors

8
2,445 2,644
Kevin Durant is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA MVP?
Kevin Durant Golden State Warriors

9
1,783 1,763
Damian Lillard is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA MVP?
Damian Lillard Portland Trail Blazers

10
1,589 1,857
DeMar DeRozan is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA MVP?
DeMar DeRozan Toronto Raptors

11
1,076 1,318
Victor Oladipo is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA MVP?
arnas added Victor Oladipo Indiana Pacers

12
1,071 1,414
Chris Paul is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA MVP?
Chris Paul Houston Rockets

13
628 670
Joel Embiid is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA MVP?
Joel Embiid Philadelphia 76ers

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1,156 1,691
Paul George is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA MVP?
Paul George Oklahoma City Thunder

The Best Current NBA Centers

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812 939
Donovan Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA MVP?
arnas added Donovan Mitchell Utah Jazz

16
862 1,098
Ben Simmons is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA MVP?
arnas added Ben Simmons Philadelphia 76ers

17
741 1,082
Karl-Anthony Towns is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA MVP?
1513556761199 added Karl-Anthony Towns Minnesota Timberwolves

18
799 1,303
Jimmy Butler is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA MVP?
Jimmy Butler Minnesota Timberwolves

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613 960
Klay Thompson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA MVP?
Klay Thompson Golden State Warriors

20
738 1,251
John Wall is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA MVP?
John Wall Washington Wizards

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429 622
Jayson Tatum is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA MVP?
1513556761199 added Jayson Tatum Boston Celtics

The Best Emmy Hosts Ever

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626 1,319
DeMarcus Cousins is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA MVP?
DeMarcus Cousins New Orleans Pelicans

23
729 1,448
Kristaps Porzingis is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA MVP?
Edgars Rubenis added Kristaps Porzingis New York Knicks

24
693 1,273
Kawhi Leonard is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA MVP?
Kawhi Leonard San Antonio Spurs

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237 496
LaMarcus Aldridge is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA MVP?
LaMarcus Aldridge Portland Trail Blazers

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374 730
Devin Booker is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA MVP?
arnas added Devin Booker Phoenix Suns

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136 113
Kobe Bryant is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA MVP?
BrineBoyGaming added Kobe Bryant Los Angeles Lakers

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390 804
Dwyane Wade is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA MVP?
Dwyane Wade Miami Heat

The Top Current NBA Players

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308 653
Draymond Green is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA MVP?
Draymond Green Golden State Warriors

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355 721
Kevin Love is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA MVP?
Kevin Love Cleveland Cavaliers

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281 574
Nikola Jokic is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA MVP?
arnas added Nikola Jokic Denver Nuggets

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305 594
Kemba Walker is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA MVP?
Shreyas1 added Kemba Walker Charlotte Bobcats

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304 621
Kyle Lowry is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA MVP?
Kyle Lowry Toronto Raptors

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243 498
Al Horford is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA MVP?
1513556761199 added Al Horford Boston Celtics

35
317 695
Carmelo Anthony is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA MVP?
Carmelo Anthony Oklahoma City Thunder

37 Celebrities Who Played High School Basketball

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247 445
Jaylen Brown is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA MVP?
1513556761199 added Jaylen Brown Boston Celtics

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231 476
Bradley Beal is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA MVP?
arnas added Bradley Beal Washington Wizards

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265 601
Blake Griffin is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA MVP?
Blake Griffin Detroit Pistons

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364 826
Isaiah Thomas is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA MVP?
Isaiah Thomas Los Angeles Lakers

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72 41
Michael Jordan is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA MVP?

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180 370
C. J. McCollum is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA MVP?
1518470830811 added C. J. McCollum Portland Trail Blazers

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168 384
Andre Drummond is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA MVP?
1518454281968 added Andre Drummond Detroit Pistons

The Best NBA Arenas

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49 27
Larry Bird is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA MVP?

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195 505
Andrew Wiggins is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA MVP?
Andrew Wiggins Minnesota Timberwolves

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192 486
Lonzo Ball is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA MVP?
SuperDummy8910 added Lonzo Ball Los Angeles Lakers

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95 179
Steven Adams is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA MVP?
SuperDummy8910 added Steven Adams

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162 342
Manu GinĂ³bili is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA MVP?
SuperDummy8910 added Manu GinĂ³bili San Antonio Spurs

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143 435
Hassan Whiteside is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA MVP?
ulyssesgonzalez added Hassan Whiteside Sacramento Kings

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156 367
Rudy Gobert is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA MVP?
AndreasThiele added Rudy Gobert Utah Jazz

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145 312
Derrick Rose is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA MVP?
SuperDummy8910 added Derrick Rose Chicago Bulls