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Around The Kilt

November 4, 2016

My prediction for the NBA most valuable player of the year award is Anthony Davis. Anthony Davis is a dual threat player whose defense and rebounding few can match. That coupled with his improvement on the offensive end has resulted in one of the most dangerous players a team will take on any given night. So far through the first 3 games he has posted impressive averages of 37.7 ppg, 12.3 reb, 3 blk, and 2.3 stl. If he can continue to post these kind of numbers he’ll make it very hard to pass him by as the selection for MVP.

Tate Heiple
Contributing Writer

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Lebron James and Steph Curry have combined to win 6 of the last 8 NBA MVP awards. Lebron has started to take it easy during the regular season to preserve his aging body and Steph has another star on his team to take the ball out of his hands. Because of this we might see a new player crowned MVP at the end of the year.

I believe that player will be Russell Westbrook of the Oklahoma City Thunder. Now that Kevin Durant moved his talents to Golden State, the Thunder are 100% Westbrook’s team. Last year Westbrook lead the league in triple doubles with 18 and two seasons ago when Durant was injured he averaged 28.1 points per game. With Durant gone and Westbrook in the middle of his prime it wouldn’t surprise me to see him get over 20 triple doubles and average over 30 points per game. If he reaches those two numbers and OKC is still one of the top teams in the Western Conference I don’t think there is any question who the league MVP is.

Cooper Pauley
Sports Editor

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The NBA’s biggest award is the MVP award. The Most Valuable Player award is given to the best player in the league during the regular season. Every year, the debate over who is going to be recognized as the MVP is very contested. The award is voted on by a panel of sportswriters and broadcasters. I believe that this year the award will be given to Russell Westbrook of the Oklahoma City Thunder. Last year Westbrook averaged 23.5 points, 10.4 assists, and 7.8 rebounds. He also had 18 triple doubles, which proves that he is an exceptional all-around player. I think that he is going to have to carry more of the load in Oklahoma City’s offense this year because Kevin Durant left in free agency. I think this will cause his numbers to increase significantly and I expect him to lead the league in points. Westbrook is set up to have a huge year if he can stay healthy.

Dustin Watts
Contributing Writer

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