Basketball

NBA player rankings – Steph Curry returns to MVP form

Every week, we’ll rank the top 10 players from the previous week using game score as our starting point. Created by former ESPN.com stats guru and current Grizzlies VP of basketball operations John Hollinger, game score measures a player’s productivity for a single outing based on the weighting of various box score statistics (for a […]

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Kevin Pelton – MVP race

2:03 Paul Pierce defends Pelicans big man DeMarcus Cousins as the leading MVP candidate over James Harden. Who has the clearest path to MVP as we reach the quarter point of the NBA season? Having led his Houston Rockets to the Western Conference’s best record at 16-4, James Harden — the runner-up to Russell Westbrook […]

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Awards predictions — MVP, Rookie of the Year in 2017-18

Who will win top individual honors in 2017-18? Our NBA writers and analysts make their MVP picks and more. Go to: Rookie | Coach | Defensive POY | Sixth Man | Most Improved | MVP ROOKIE OF THE YEAR Ethan Miller/Getty Images WRITER/ANALYST PICK Kevin Arnovitz Ben Simmons Ian Begley Lonzo Ball Nick DePaula Ben […]