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The other candidates all have something working against them.
Steph is playing out of his mind, but that team’s record sinks his chances. It ain’t like baseball where you can win MVP even if you’re on a shitty team.
Embiid was closest, but injuries have come back and the Sixers aren’t looking as strong as they were a few weeks ago.
Giannis was already at a disadvantage. He won 2 in a row so there’s a feeling of “we’ve sent it all before” with him, whether that’s fair or not.
Harden has been amazing but he’s missed games and was traded onto a team that had a good shot at making the finals without him. Given a full season he would have a strong case, but it’s tough to care about this dude’s regular season stats at this point. Maybe that’s unfair, but that has to be in the back of voters’ minds.