2023 NBA MVP Race: Who Are The Favorites?

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Generally over the course of an NBA season, the pool of players deemed 'MVP' worthy will slowly start to whittle down until we have two-three premier candidates. This season over seven players are averaging over 29.0 points, giving us the largest pool of MVP candidates this deep into the season maybe ever.

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There are currently ten players in the NBA MVP race who all have a legitimate shot to take home the award come seasons end. Here is our NBA MVP ladder from all performances up to January 9th.

10.) LeBron James

Los Angeles Lakers

9.) Zion Williamson

New Orleans Pelicans

8.) Donovan Mitchell

Cleveland Cavaliers

7.) Ja Morant

Memphis Grizzlies

6.) Joel Embiid

Philadelphia 76'ers

5.) Giannis Antetokounmpo

Milwaukee Bucks

4.) Jayson Tatum

Boston Celtics

3.) Kevin Durant

Brooklyn Nets

2.) Luka Doncic

Dallas Mavericks

1.) Nikola Jokic

Denver Nuggets

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