If not James Harden, then who?
Feel free to plead the fifth. Harden is, after all, the NBA's overwhelming favorite to win the Maurice Podoloff Trophy. Basketball Reference's MVP probability tracker gives him a 65.2 percent chance of earning the honor, with his next closest competitor, Stephen Curry, merely at 9.4 percent.
This year's race hasn't always felt that lopsided. So many other names have been thrown into the ring that they have given the appearance of a wide-open field.