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Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry had one of the best seasons of his career as he won his second scoring title and led the Warriors to the play-in tournament. However, it was not enough for him to win the MVP award as Denver Nuggets Nikola Jokic was crowned MVP on Tuesday.
And before Jokic was named as the MVP, Draymond Green spoke out on why he believes Curry was the most deserving for the award.
“I love basketball, and if you love basketball, it should have been Steph [Curry],” Green said on Shaquille O’Neal’s “The Big Podcast.”
“And if you know basketball, it should be Steph.
“If the season was normal, we would have been in the playoffs. But what is the value, too? At the end of the day, our roster wasn’t the same, it wasn’t as good as the [Denver] Nuggets’ roster. Our roster was not as good as the [Philadelphia 76ers] roster. If you’re going to say ‘oh, well that team had the best record and that guy is the best player on that team,’ that doesn’t work because all rosters aren’t the same.”
“The same team that we were in the play-in game with at the eighth seed, that same team won 15 games last year when Steph Curry was hurt,” Green continued. “Do you then look at that team and say ‘well that team is actually no different than the team last year and they won 15 games?’ To me, that is value, and that is a lot of value.”
“You always see ‘oh, well that team has the best record and that guy is the best player,’ and you get guys winning MVP. But that doesn’t make you the most valuable player. In my opinion, Steph was the most valuable player in the league. He probably had the best year of any player in the NBA. In my opinion, he probably did and it wasn’t even close. The things he was doing were insane. That is the most valuable player.”
source – NBCSports