Around the League: MVP Talk, Jason Richardson, Blake Griffin and Landry Fields

December 30th, 2010 by Adrian Vicente Leave a reply »
Where to start?  Let's go with a look at a few MVP candidates.

As of right now, it's just a two-man race between Amar'e Stoudemire and Manu Ginobili.

The former is at the center of what's a tremendous revival of pro basketball in New York.  Not only are the Knicks, the NBA's running joke of the past decade, winning again, but they're on pace for—take a deep breath—48 wins.  Stoudemire, the league's second-leading scorer at 26.3 points per game, has been nothing short of remarkable. 

During a 14-game stretch from November 17 through December 12, the Knicks went 13-1 and Stoudemire averaged 30 points, 10 rebounds and two blocks per game and shot 58 percent from the field.

As for Ginobili, he has simply been the best player on the best team.  The Spurs are off to a ridiculously impressive 27-4 start and Manu is leading the team in scoring at a 19.1 points per game clip.  Tim Duncan, who has played close to 1,200 career games, is just a role player at this point.  Tony Parker has been the subject of trade rumors.  Make no mistake, this is Manu's team and, interestingly enough, it might just be the best Spur ...

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