Sports Who Will Be The 2018 NBA MVP?  

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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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8,111 4,151
LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA MVP?
Cleveland Cavaliers

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6,554 4,276
James Harden is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA MVP?
Houston Rockets -

Named 2018 Most Valuable Player

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3,195 2,987
Anthony Davis is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA MVP?
New Orleans Pelicans

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3,607 3,706
Giannis Antetokounmpo is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA MVP?
Milwaukee Bucks

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3,433 3,815
Kyrie Irving is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA MVP?
Boston Celtics

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3,205 3,056
Russell Westbrook is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA MVP?
Oklahoma City Thunder

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3,339 3,909
Stephen Curry is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA MVP?
Golden State Warriors

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2,481 2,682
Kevin Durant is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA MVP?
Golden State Warriors

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1,794 1,775
Damian Lillard is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA MVP?
Portland Trail Blazers

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1,597 1,871
DeMar DeRozan is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA MVP?
San Antonio Spurs

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1,085 1,330
Victor Oladipo is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA MVP?
arnas added Indiana Pacers

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1,081 1,424
Chris Paul is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA MVP?
Houston Rockets

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1,162 1,703
Paul George is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA MVP?
Oklahoma City Thunder

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929 1,029
Joel Embiid is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA MVP?
Philadelphia 76ers

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826 949
Donovan Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA MVP?
arnas added Utah Jazz

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870 1,110
Ben Simmons is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA MVP?
arnas added Philadelphia 76ers

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802 1,313
Jimmy Butler is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA MVP?
Minnesota Timberwolves

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745 1,093
Karl-Anthony Towns is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA MVP?
alexander.mairs added Minnesota Timberwolves

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619 970
Klay Thompson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA MVP?
Golden State Warriors

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742 1,261
John Wall is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA MVP?
Washington Wizards

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435 631
Jayson Tatum is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA MVP?
alexander.mairs added Boston Celtics

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627 1,327
DeMarcus Cousins is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA MVP?
New Orleans Pelicans

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734 1,453
Kristaps Porzingis is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA MVP?
Edgars Rubenis added New York Knicks

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695 1,280
Kawhi Leonard is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA MVP?
Toronto Raptors

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240 502
LaMarcus Aldridge is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA MVP?
Portland Trail Blazers