Years ago

The real NBA MVPs for each team

I was thinking over the weekend who was more important to OKC, Westbrook or Durant. And then I tried to think who was most important to the Spurs, and couldn't decide between Duncan or Parker or ... And I keep on hearing that the Warriors won't go far without Bogut, kind of thing.

So, if you think about the MVP being the player whose absence would hurt the team the most, who do you think are the REAL MVPs for the various teams?

Curry for the Warriors and Anthony for the Knicks, sure, but what about Spurs? Hawks? Heat? Etc

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Years ago

Parker is no where near the most important spurs player that is surely Kawhi Leonard they struggled without him and in only 2 games back you can see the impact he has on both sides of the ball.

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Years ago

Warriors had their best streak without Bogut. Curry is the main man at GSW.

Could argue that Anthony is more detrimental to a team (maybe not to that extent though).

Can't ignore LBJ. The cavs are pretty ordinary without him. Durant and Westbrook are both powerhouses. They were bottom of the ladder when both were out but I think Durant is the main difference. Marc Gasol and Anthony Davis would be my main contenders too.

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Years ago

Imagine if Westbrook and Durant swapped personalities. They'd both be better off.

Such a shame...

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Years ago

Leonard at Spurs, Curry at Warriors, Bosh at Heat, etc.

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Years ago

Al Horford for the Hawks would be in the mix too

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Years ago

"Anthony at the Knicks" as an MVP? Team is 5-30 when he plays this season.... That's not MVP level

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Years ago

Davis for sure.

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Years ago

Kyle Korver at Atlanta

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Years ago

Leonard @ Spurs...it's been said a bunch of times that while he may not currently be their best player, he is their most important one.

Millsap or Holford @ Hawks...each one is underrated

Wade @ Heat...Bosh isn't exactly a powerhouse and they'll only go as far as Wade can take them, even as a shell of his former self.

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Years ago

Heat have never lost when Bosh tops 30.

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Years ago

I'd personally say Paul George makes the most difference to his team's chances of winning with him vs without him.

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Years ago

Atlanta - Teague
Boston - None
Brooklyn - DWill
Chicago - Butler
Cavs - LBJ
Charlotte - Kemba
Dallas - Dirk
Denver - Lawson
Detroit - Monroe
GSW - Curry
Houston - Harden
Indiana - Hill, but this season shows how important George was
LAC - Paul
Lakers - Kobe
Memphis - Gasol
Miami - Wade
Bucks - Knight
Wolves - a healthy Pekovic
New Orleans - Davis
Knicks - Melo
OKC - Durant
Orlando - Vucevic
Philly - None, maybe MCW
Suns - Dragic
Blazers - Lillard
Kings - Cousins
Spurs - Leonard
Utah - Hayward
Raptors - Lowry
Wizards - Wall

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Years ago

Boston - Bass (only one to bring it every night)

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Years ago

I'm sick of the haters.

Warriors - Bogut
Jazz - Ingles or Exum (could easily have been Motum)
Cavs - Dellavedova
Bulls - Bairstow
Spurs - Mills or Baynes
Thunder - Adams
Knicks - Simmons once they draft him number 1

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Years ago

Detroit: Josh Smith (as of approx 13 games ago)

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