NBA MVP Power Rankings: Top 5 leaders entering Week 7
Now that we find ourselves at the 20-game mark of the NBA 2019-20 regular season, the MVP ladder looks fixated on a certain group of special talents. While the Los Angeles Lakers and Milwaukee Bucks still lead their respective conferences, many teams have staked their claim to the throne whenever given the opportunity.
Meanwhile, the league's megastars haven't failed to amaze us with some quality basketball and elite shot-making. As a result, the MVP bracket for this week comprises of players of varied shapes and sizes, with one glaring common attribute being their immaculate basketball IQ.
As is the norm, the MVP hardware shuts its doors for the postseason showdowns, but looking at how the individual matchups are stacking up, it'll be a delight to watch these unique skillsets go against each other for the Larry O'Brien.
Without further ado, let's dive into the MVP Power Rankings and take stock of where the players sit at this point.
#5 Anthony Davis
Headlined by a 41-point masterpiece (most ever in a return game) against his former team, the New Orleans Pelicans, Anthony Davis has been nothing short of sensational for the purple-and-gold. The Brow has been guarding the paint for the Los Angeles Lakers with sincerity and fueling their transition offense on a nightly basis.
He is tied with Jonathan Isaac as the league-leader in blocks per game(2.8), as he posts awe-inspiring numbers in 26.1 points and 9.3 boards per game, along with a robotic 88% shooting from the FT line as well. The six-time All-star has been a one-man wrecking ball for the Lakers at times when the matchups were hanging in the balance and his team needed a spark.
Despite the lingering shoulder issues, AD's attention to detail on the defensive end has been off the charts. He has never backed down from the challenge of making crunch plays down the stretch for his team, which shows his commitment to the greater good.