Fantasy Basketball: Race For MVP

By Adam McGill
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This fantasy basketball season, there are several players putting up MVP type numbers. Sure, LeBron James and Kevin Durant are among the top couple names, but there are other people in the conversation as well. Here is a look at the top candidates for the fantasy basketball MVP of the 2013-14 season.

SF LeBron James, Miami Heat – James was a no-brainer this fantasy season for anyone with the first or second overall pick. However, his 25.5 points, 6.6 rebounds, and 6.5 assists is nothing to sneeze at. He has become a complete fantasy player, not just someone that throws down thunderous dunks and posterizes opposing centers. As long as he is healthy, Bron will always be in the conversation for the fantasy MVP.

SF Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City Thunder – Durant has been asked to do much more this season without PG Russell Westbrook. The results have been even bigger fantasy numbers for KD. The forward is currently posting 29.5 points per game to go along with a career-high in rebounds (8.1), dimes (4.9), and steals (1.6) per contest. Durant seems like the frontrunner right now for fantasy MVP.

PF Kevin Love, Minnesota Timberwolves – Love has always been a reliable 20-10 threat, so his average of 25.9 points and 13.3 rebounds shouldn’t be too surprising. However, the power forward’s 2.5 triples per contest have caused his fantasy value to skyrocket. He may not receive as much attention as James or Durant, but Love’s numbers have been every bit as impressive.

Honorable Mention: SF Carmelo Anthony ( New York Knicks), PG John Wall ( Washington Wizards), C DeMarcus Cousins ( Sacramento Kings), SG James Harden ( Houston Rockets), and PG Stephen Curry ( Golden State Warriors)


Adam McGill is the Senior Fantasy Sports Writer at Rant Sports. Follow him on Twitter @adammcgill83, like him on Facebook, or add him to you networks on Google here or here.

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