NBA Player Power Rankings: Is the Race for MVP Over?

Feb 24, 2016; Miami, FL, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) looks on against the Miami Heat during the second half at American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports
Feb 24, 2016; Miami, FL, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) looks on against the Miami Heat during the second half at American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports /
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Feb 25, 2016; Orlando, FL, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) drives past Orlando Magic forward Aaron Gordon (00) during the second half of a basketball game at Amway Center. The Warriors won 130-114. Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports
Feb 25, 2016; Orlando, FL, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) drives past Orlando Magic forward Aaron Gordon (00) during the second half of a basketball game at Amway Center. The Warriors won 130-114. Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports /

1. Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors

Last Rank: No. 1

Position: Point Guard

Age: 27

Slash Line: .515/.468/.908

Season Averages: 33.9 MPG, 30.7 PPG, 6.6 APG, 5.3 RPG, 2.1 SPG, 5.1 3PM

Whether or not you believe Stephen Curry is the best all-around player in the world, he’s been undeniably dominant in 2015-16. After winning MVP as the go-to playmaker for a prolific team in 2014-15, he’s solidified his own place as the preeminent force in the modern NBA.

With an obscene average of 5.1 3-point field goals made per game, Curry has found a way to build an elite offensive attack around what was once considered to be a gimmick shot.

Curry has scored at least 42 points in three consecutive games. After dropping 42 points on 14-of-29 shooting against the Miami Heat, he proceeded to score 51 on a mark of 20-of-27 against the Orlando Magic, and had 46 points at the Oklahoma City Thunder.

The latter performance included his tying an NBA record with 12 3-point field goals made, and an unforgettable game-winner.

Over his past two games, Curry has converted 22 3-point field goals and is shooting 66.7 percent from the floor. He’s scored at least 36 points in four consecutive outings, and accumulated an average of 36.7 points on 54.9 percent shooting from the field in February.

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Curry is in a role that permits him to shoot at will, and he’s doing exactly that.