The NBA Finals are just around the corner, and it’s the Golden State Warriors who ae now relaxing and waiting to see who they are going to face. The Warriors tore through the Western Conference playoffs, winning 12 straight games and never really looking as though they were under any type of pressure. The Warriors are almost certainly going to be the favorites to win it all, which means that one of their players is probably going to be the favorite to waltz away with the MVP. We will take a closer look at that in a moment. Find the latest NBA betting odds here.
In Depth Analysis On The 2017 NBA Finals MVP Odds & Betting Predictions
Over in the Eastern Conference, the Cleveland Cavaliers look to be in control against the Boston Celtics, although the Cavs blew a huge lead in Game 3, allowing Boston to get back in the series at 2-1. There are a couple of MVP options from the Cavaliers if they make it to the NBA Finals, but things are not quite so clear cut if it’s the Celtics who somehow find a way to win. With all of that said, let’s take a look at some of the players who might possibly be in the hunt for the NBA playoff MVP when all is said and done.
Curry is clearly the obvious choice when looking at the Golden State Warriors, as he has been instrumental in leading his team to a perfect 12-0 record in the postseason. Of the 12 games played so far, Curry has been the highest scoring player on the court 8 times. I don’t really see his production dropping off at all come the Finals, as he looks like a man determined to make amends for the collapse that the Dubs delivered last season, much of which was down to his inability to play through numerous injuries.
It’s another postseason almost in the books, and the debate about who is the GOAT in the NBA rages once more. LeBron James is certainly doing all he can to put himself at the top of the list, as he has once again been a dominant force for the Cavaliers. In the 11 games that they have played so far, James has been the top scorer on the court 8 times, and has also led in assists in 5 of those games. It would almost certainly be between LeBron and Steph Curry of these two teams once again meet in the NBA Finals.
It’s hard to imagine anyone other than the two main guys winning the MVP, but let’s look at some secondary options, just in case LeBron and Steph suddenly go in the tank. Kevin Love would almost certainly be the second choice for the Cavaliers, as he has been solid in the rebounding game. On pure numbers alone, Draymond Green would be our second pick when looking at the Warriors. I don’t see any way the Celtics get past the Cavs, and I am hard pressed to find anyone on their roster that is MVP worthy at this point.