By: Josh Davis @jrd_ii @OOSSports
Who is the 2020 NBA MVP?
After winning the MVP awar last year, Giannis looks like he has a little edge over LeBron still, even after losing Friday’s game in the Staples Center
Antetokounmpo is averaging 29.6 points a game and 13.8 board, better numbers than he had some how, while playing the least amount of minutes he has since his rookie campaing. Antetokounmpo, the former MVP, is a candidate for Defensive Player of the Year as well. The Bucks also have an insane +16.7 net rating when he is on the floor, top in the league. The Bucks also have the best defense in the NBA by far, and one of the deepest benches
Antetokounmpo’s case for a second consecutive MVP award is very possible, and makes him the current frontrunner. However, it’s not over til the fat lady sings. Not to mention, LeBron’s win tonight over Antetokounmpo definitely helps his case.
Lakers Coach Frank Vogel said that LBJ should most certainly be consitered a frontrunner for the 2020 MVP award, according to Dave McMenamin of ESPN. Vogel pointed to the versality and ability to do-it-all that James brings to the table, including his ability to lead a team, as a factor of why King James should receive serious consideration this spring to win his fifth MVP.
“The body of work he’s put forth for our team I don’t really think it compares to anybody else,” Vogel said. “A lot of great performances throughout the year with other players, so I don’t want to take anything away from anyone else, but it’s pretty unbelievable what he does. What he means to us on both sides of the ball, defensive IQ and the way he impacts the game with his strength, athleticism, scoring the way he does, but also leading the league in assists. And the most important stat is how much we’re winning. So, to me, it’s his.”
Lebron games completely drives the team’s entire offense as a pure floor general with his inhuman ability at times. The club has a +10.4 rating with the 35-year-old on the court, compared to -1.0 when he’s on the bench.