Dallas Mavericks: Where does Luka Doncic stand in the MVP race?

Tyler Watts
Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
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2. LeBron James- Los Angeles Lakers

LeBron James is making a strong push to win his fifth MVP award. The 35-year-old is having one of the best seasons of his career as he has switched things up playing next to Anthony Davis. James is the unquestioned point guard and lead ball-handler in Los Angeles. That is something different because he does not have Kyrie Irving or Dwyane Wade flanking him as he did in Cleveland and Miami.

LeBron is also leading the Lakers back to glory. They are the only team in the Western Conference to have clinched a playoff spot even if all 82 regular season games are played. The Lakers have not made the playoffs since 2013 and their last championship came in 2010.

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James is leading the NBA by averaging 10.6 assists per game. The rest of the stat line is phenomenal too. He is averaging 25.7 points, 7.9 rebounds, 1.2 steals and 0.5 blocks a night plus a career-high 2.2 3-pointers made.

LeBron is also playing his best basketball down the stretch. He just led the Lakers to convincing wins over the Clippers and Bucks. James is averaging 30.0 points, 8.2 rebounds, and 9.4 assists per game since the All-Star break too.

LeBron could secure the award with a few more monster performances when the season resumes. Stay tuned to see if he can make it happen.

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