Lebron has been a mortal lock on it (and would have been if he stayed or came here, or even CHI).
Its open now. Durant has numbers and is great, but his actual game has slid some. And the emergence of Westbrooo from rising star to allstar...And winning them games as much or more than Durant, showing just how valuable he is. MVP candidate as well.
This will hurt Durant. And him.
Likewise for Gasol playing out of his mind with Kobe.
Dirk is prime competition. I see them as being kinda similar candidates. Except STAT is arguably doing more with less, and truly is the figurehead on reviving an entire franchise and city in one year. That is MVP.
Anyone with a non mongoloid IQ who follows sports knows that STAT is the embodiment of MVP right now. He has the numbers, we are winning, the franchise has the spotlight back, the storyline is there, and it's all because of him.
Nash is actually a decent MVP candidate, too, arguably more than ever if he can get that squad to playoffs.
STAT, Dirk, Nash. In that order.
STAT is the lock. 25-9-2, 2blocks, 1steal, his typical gaudy shooting %, we make playoffs. He touches that and it's his.
*barring durant actually shooting well, lol. In which case KD might finish with like 35pts a game, and it's who knows...Still STAT for mostVALUABLEplayer, but voters swing from Durant's balls and aren't yet a hundred ready for NYK swag again.