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NBA MVP Power Rankings: Top 5 leaders entering Week 6

  • Let's take a look at how the MVP leaderboard sits as we enter the sixth week of NBA action.
Achyut Dubey
ANALYST
Top 5 / Top 10
Modified 21 Dec 2019, 01:09 IST

The MVP race is heating up as we approach the quarter mark of regular season
The MVP race is heating up as we approach the quarter mark of regular season

The 2019-20 regular season has taken off in stunning fashion. Despite a lengthy list of stars who are missing NBA time due to injuries, the quality of basketball hasn't taken a dip across the 15+ games played so far.

The Milwaukee Bucks and Los Angeles Lakers are leading their respective conferences, while their megastars are living up their reputations.

From an individual standpoint, the contest to bag the MVP hardware has a bunch of new entries this year around, with two firm favourites who just might edge past the others yet again. Let's take a look at how the MVP leaderboard sits as we enter the sixth week of NBA action.


#5 Anthony Davis

Davis leads the league in blocks per game
Davis leads the league in blocks per game

Anthony Davis has been a welcome addition to the Los Angeles Lakers roster on both ends of the floor. His clutch plays down the stretch have often pulled LeBron James and the Lakers out of danger.

With his three-point shot falling at a 36% conversion rate, AD has been the difference-maker for his squad when the game is hanging in the balance. In his bid to protect the paint for the purple-and-gold on a nightly basis, The Brow is averaging a career-best 2.9 swats and 1.5 steals per game.

On the offensive end of the floor, AD is shooting over 48% from the field and averaging 25.1 points per game.

Despite the fact that his shoulder has been bugging him all year long, Davis has no signs of slowing down in his new uniform. The Lakers' 15-2 record is currently the best in the league, and the 26-year-old has been an integral part of their journey on the road as well as at home.

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