NBA Awards Watch: Week 20

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This is week 20 of the 2013-14 regular season edition of HoopsHabit’s NBA Awards Watch. Throughout the season, we cover the potential winners for each award. Make sure to check back every Monday for the up-to-date projections. Stats tables are from Basketball-reference.com.

Most Valuable Player

Mar 16, 2014; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant (35) reacts after a made shot against the Dallas Mavericks during the first quarter at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports

1. Kevin Durant

2. LeBron James

3. Blake Griffin

 

With a little over a month remaining in the season, the scales seem to be leaning more in Durant’s favor once again. He’s averaged over 32 points in the past five games and the Thunder sit just a game behind the Spurs for the top spot in the conference. Meanwhile, in the seven games since his career-high 61 points against the Bobcats, James has only scored more than 20 points in four of those games and the Heat lost five of those seven games partly because of it. Griffin continues his rise to superstar status while putting up career-high numbers and expanding his game to help lead the Clippers to the fifth-best record in basketball.

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Tags: Anthony Davis Blake Griffin Defensive Player Of The Year Dion Waiters Featured Goran Dragic Isaiah Thomas Jamal Crawford Joakim Noah Kevin Durant Lebron James Michael Carter-williams Most Improved Player Most Valuable Player Nick Young Paul George Popular Rookie Of The Year Sixth Man Of The Year Trey Burke Victor Oladipo