The NBA season will start soon, and ESPN brings a list of early MVP candidates, and they do not give Nikola Jokic last season MVP a great chance to defend the throne.
The NBA League will officially start playing again on October 19 with a game between the Milwaukee Bucks and the Brooklyn Nets, while the duel between the Golden State Warriors and the Los Angeles Lakers will be played the same evening.
On that occasion, ESPN published early predictions and ranked potential MVP candidates, the most advanced teams, and the like.
Of course, they expect the most from the Golden State Warriors, the Miami Heat, and the Chicago Bulls, who have considerably strengthened their lineup.
The saga called “Ben Simmons” is still going on, and ESPN thinks that he will start the new season in Philadelphia, and if the Seventies still trade Simons, it is expected to be in the Portland Trailblazers or the Sacramento Kings.
MVP predictions are always the most interesting, especially this year when Serbian basketball player Nikola Jokić is the last year MVP winner. However, Jokic is not given a great chance to defend the “Maurice Podoloff” trophy, and here is what their list looks like.
Who are NBA 2022 MVP candidates
- Kevin Durant, Brooklyn Nets
- Janis Adetokumbo, Milwaukee Bucks
- Luka Doncic, Dallas Mavericks
- Joel Embiid, Philadelphia Seventies
- James Harden, Brooklyn Nets
- Steph Curry, Golden State Warriors
- LeBron James, Los Angeles Lakers
- Nikola Jokić, Denver Nuggets
- Anthony Davis, Los Angeles Lakers
A list of potentially best rookies has been made:
Who are NBA 2022 Rookie candidates
- Jalen Green, Houston Rockets
- Cade Cunningham, Detroit Pistons
- Jalen Suggs, Orlando Magic
- Evan Mobley, Cleveland Cavaliers
- Scotty Barnes, Toronto Raptors
- Josh Gidi, Oklahoma City Thunder
- Davion Mitchell, Sacramento Kings
The list of early candidates for coach of the year according to ESPN reads:
Who are NBA 2022 coach of the year candidates
- Erik Spoelstra, Miami Hit
- Steve Nash, Brooklyn Nets
- Name Udoka, Boston Celtics
- Queen Snyder, Utah Jazz
- Taylor Jenkins, Memphis Grizzlies
- Monty Williams, Phoenix Suns
- Steve Kerr, Golden State Warriors
- Frank Vogel, Los Angeles Lakers
- Rick Carlisle, Indiana Pacers
- Nate McMillan, Atlanta Hawks
As for the NBA finals, the Brooklyn Nets and Los Angeles Lakers are expected to provide a spectacle of seven games, and the main candidates in the East are Milwaukee, Miami, Philadelphia, Boston, and Atlanta, while in the West the biggest opponents are Utah, Phoenix, Denver, Dallas. and Golden State.
Interestingly, the Los Angeles Clippers have been left out!?
When is NBA MVP announced 2022
2022 NBA MVP announcement date should be sometime in June. The exact date is unknown. 2021 NBA MVP announcement date was on the 8th of June.