The NBA conference finals are almost done with the Golden State Warriors winning the western conference and the Cleveland Cavaliers on the lead and on the road to win the eastern conference. You can check out for maxbet for the latest updates on the league but for now the MVP nominations has been announced and its Oklahoma City Thunders’ point guard, Russell Westbrook vs Houston Rockets’ point guard, James Harden vs San Antonia Spurs small forward, Kawhi Leonard. It was kind off a shocker that Lebron James was left out of it but who would you have him instead of ?
Russell Westbrook has had one of the best individual seasons that we have experienced in recent times and since the departure of Kevin Durant to the Golden State Warriors, Westbrook has taken a huge burden of the team on himself. Russell Westbrook averaged 31.6 points, 10.7 rebounds and 10.4 assists over the entire season which happened since the 1961-62 season of Oscar Robertson. The only place where he misses out to Harden is the head to head where Harden’s Rockets defeated the Thunders at the playoffs.
James Harden has seen a huge change in his game and has been taking care of the entire offensive of his team by himself. Even though he falls behind Westbrook on his scoring total, he still has an edge over Westbrook due his team’s superior performance this season and even defeating the Thunder’s on multiple occasions, including the playoffs.
Kawhi Leonard has been great in offence and also as lock down defender, many comparing him with Lebron James. Kawhi Leonard has been magical with his team, the San Antonio Spurs this season and his importance to the squad could be soon when he got injured in the playoff game against the Golden State Warriors. After he got injured, Spurs lost a 25 point advantage and went on to lose the game.