46. "For sure. Guys like Steph and Giannis are great examples of this." In response to In response to 45
I don't think, going into their first MVP years, anyone would've said they're a Top 5 lock-- more hovering around Top 10. But once you have an MVP type season, and you make a conference finals (or go further), you get a pretty serious bump in your status.
Like, if Jokic is a Top 3 candidate for MVP again next season too, or if he carries this team to the Finals this year on his back somehow? It's gonna be really goddamn hard to keep him out of the Top 5 going forward.