As his shooting cooled down, so did MVP talks surrounding Curry, but that’s not enough to drop him out of the top five.
This is the part where I remind you that “cooled down” is relative for Curry, who is knocking down a league-leading 4.5 3s per contest at a 38.0 percent clip this season.
Injury has put a halt to Curry in the regular season but should he and a healthy Golden State team click in the playoffs, the team could be primed for a deep run.
LeBron has fallen out of the top five this time around but a sixth-place ranking for the fourth-oldest player in the league is nothing short of impressive.
In his 19th (!) season, James could take home the NBA scoring title as he’s currently averaging a career-best 30.3 points per game, though it hasn’t been enough for his Lakers team, who could miss the postseason altogether.
We haven’t seen Kawhi play since last June but he lands at seven this time around. Do you know how good you have to be to earn that high of a ranking without playing in nearly a year?
Kawhi’s that good.
LA hasn’t ruled out Leonard potentially returning for postseason action, which would immediately make the Clippers one of the scariest lower seeds in NBA history.
Look at Doncic’s season averages of 28.3 points, 9.1 rebounds and 8.7 assists and you’d be hard-pressed to believe he got out to a rough start to the season. Doncic is peaking and the Mavs have figured out the winning formula, which should only mean good things in the postseason.
Paul, who will turn 37 during the 2022 NBA Playoffs, is doing it all in his 17th NBA season. Despite missing time with an injury, CP3 is averaging 14.9 points and a league-leading 10.7 assists for a Suns team that has the league’s best record by a mile.
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Harden again rounds out the top 10, reaffirming his status as a top-10 talent in the NBA, regardless of location. Now a member of the Sixers, Harden’s pursuit of a title continues in Philadelphia, where he’s averaging 22.0 points and 9.8 assists while getting acclimated to new teammates and a new system.