Chris Paul: 5 Reasons He’ll Win The NBA MVP

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May 5, 2014; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; Los Angeles Clippers guard Chris Paul (3) reacts to a play in action against the Oklahoma City Thunder during the fourth quarter in game one of the second round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports

What five reasons are there for believing that Chris Paul has a shot to win the NBA’s MVP award?

The Los Angeles Clippers have gotten off to a 4-2 start so far this season, and franchise point guard Chris Paul hasn’t gotten off to a very impressive start. He has been scoring the ball consistently, but his passing and defense have been the most impressive part of his game through the first six games of the season.

Paul has always been one of the NBA’s best players, and that hasn’t changed this season. At 29 years of age, Paul is in the prime of his career and he is without a question the leader of the Clippers and is looking to help them take the next step in the Western Conference. There is no question that they have the type of talent to get to the NBA Finals with all of the injury problems in the West, but they will have to figure out how to beat teams like the Golden State Warriors, San Antonio Spurs, and of course the Oklahoma City Thunder if they’re healthy and the Portland Trail Blazers.

There are quite a few players that have a chance to win the NBA’s MVP award, and Paul is one of those candidates. Due to the injuries that both Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant have, and LeBron James starting off a bit slow with the Cavaliers, it’s certainly intriguing to think about. Paul has been putting up nice numbers, and he definitely has a shot at being in the award conversation.

What five reasons can be made for Paul winning the MVP award so far during the early season?

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