Move aside Nikola Jokic, step aside Joel Embiid – Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is on an MVP-caliber run, and right now, he’s Logan Hanson’s favorite for the NBA MVP title! Welcome to Fan Friday, where you, the fans, chose today’s MVP-themed topic. Make sure to leave your comments down below and let Logan know who your MVP pick is so far.
🚀 Shai’s MVP Case:
With roughly 20 games played this season, it’s time to dive into the MVP race, and SGA has a compelling case. The Thunder’s point guard has them competing for the top spot in the Western Conference, and his on-court performance is unmatched.
📊 Statistical Dominance:
Gilgeous-Alexander is averaging an impressive 30 points per game, boasting a career-high 57.5% on two-point attempts – the third-best mark among guards. His playmaking skills shine as he ranks top 20 in assists while avoiding turnovers, creating opportunities for his young squad.
🧠 Mindset Matters:
But it’s not just about stats; Shai’s mindset sets him apart. His dedication to winning, expressed in a recent post-game interview, echoes sentiments from MVPs like LeBron and Giannis when they were on the rise.
🏆 Team Dynamics:
To secure the MVP, a great team is crucial, and the Thunder’s performance only strengthens Shai’s case. Top 5 in points per game, field goal percentage, and defensive rating, the Thunder are a force to be reckoned with, thanks in part to Gilgeous-Alexander’s leadership.
🌟 Young Stars Rising:
The Thunder’s young stars, Chet Holmgren and Jalen Williams, credit SGA for their progress. Similar praise has been given to past MVP winners. Shai has the stats, the record, and the mindset to be the early season favorite for MVP.
🏀 Awards on the Horizon:
In addition to Shai’s MVP run, keep an eye on other standout players like Franz Wagner and Paolo Banchero, who could be taking home awards after the season. Check out our recent Point of View for our take on them.
🏆 In-Season Tournament Finale:
Enjoy the finale of the in-season tournament, and we’ll catch up with you next week for more exciting discussions and insights. Don’t forget to like, subscribe, and leave your thoughts below. Until next time, BVM Sports fans! 🏀🔥