Luka Doncic (G) – Dallas Mavericks 

The Slovenian superstar, Luka Doncic has solidified himself as one of the best players in the NBA while still being only 22. The actual definition of a generational talent. After last season, he put pen to paper on a five-year, $207 million supermax rookie extension. Along with that historic contract, he has a long and impressive list of accomplishments: 2-time All-NBA First Team, 2-Time NBA All-Star, 2019 Rookie of the Year, youngest EuroLeague MVP in EuroLeague history. 

His performances have only gotten better as the years have gone by, last season being no exception. Dončić is the best playmaker and facilitator in the league right now and his ridiculous assist numbers speak to the fact. Under new head coach Jason Kidd, Luka should see a vast improvement in his game. Also as the roster improves around him, expect an even better season from the game’s finest young talent. 

Kevin Durant (F) – Brooklyn Nets

The best teams in the league usually produce the most MVP. As a fourth or fifth seed, winning the MVP means you must have had a season like no other. As far as best teams, how many teams are genuinely better than the Brooklyn Nets? Tough question. This brings us to Kevin Durant. Some say he’s the best player in the world right now. His performances last season. especially in the playoff series against the Bucks elevated his status in the basketball world.

Durant is the most efficient scorer in the league, absolutely lethal from all corners of the floor on the offensive end. An elite-level defender and easily the best player on one of the best teams in the league. If he manages to stay healthy all season, he is a safe bet right at the top of the MVP discussion. 

Stephen Curry (G) – Golden State Warriors 

The Warriors Guard comes into this season with more expectations on his shoulders than in previous years. One half of the Splash Bros, Steph Curry has shown he can thrive under immense pressure and scrutiny. Steph was written off by fans and some parts of the media and after a rough start, he responded by not only playing some of the best basketball of his career but finishing with the scoring title. 

There was disappointment at the end of the season with the Warriors missing out on a playoff spot after a crushing play-in defeat to the Memphis Grizzlies. The Warriors look like a better team, Klay Thompson is back from a long term injury and there’s better movement and shooting around Steph. Another scoring title could be on the cards for the three-time champion and perhaps another MVP win. 

Who do you think will win the 2021-2022 regular season MVP?