1. Lebron James - 29.9 ppg, 7.9 Assist, 7.5 Rebounds, 2.0 Steals, 0.8 Blocks, 56%
Lebron is the best player in the NBA and he's been playing better than any player has all year. Even with Wade hurt and in and out of the lineup Lebron has put the Heat on his back and is carrying them to wins without him. The Heat are 10-4 with Wade having missed 5 games and played 2 games hurt I think. It has been mostly Lebron with help from Bosh as Wade hasn't been himself only avg 19 ppg and shooting only 44%. If Lebron can keep this level of play up when Wade gets back and Wade regains form the Heat should run away with the best record and Lebron will run away with the MVP.
2. Dwight Howard - 20.1 ppg, 2.4 Assist, 15.6 Rebounds, 1.4 Steals, 2.4 Blocks, 58.7%
The Magic are 10-4 and are tied for 3rd best record in the East. Dwight is off to another great start and is doing almost everything for the Magic filling up the stat sheet nightly. He's blocking shots, getting steals, scoring, rebounding, and he's even showing improvement as a passer (even though he still needs to get alot better). Also the attention he draws is opening up the perimeter for all the Magic shooters to score and get good looks from 3. Dwight is just as much a factor in ORL being 2nd in the NBA in 3 point % as the guys actually hitting the 3's for the Magic. Also Ryan Anderson who for the majority of his career has been a backup role player who just comes in for floor spacing is averaging almost 18 points which is incredible for a guy who can't create his own offense and alot of his success is because of Dwight. He makes his team better just by being on the floor regardless of wheather he's scoring or not and the MVP is all about value for good teams and he's proven to be extremely valuable.
3. Kevin Durant - 26.5 ppg, 3.3 Assist, 6.9 Rebounds, 1.1 Steals, 1.2 Blocks, 49.8%
The Thunder have the best record in the West and Durant has been the catalyst so far. Percentage wise he's shooting the ball better than ever, he's an improved defender and he's distributing a little more. He's becoming a more complete player and because of it the Thunder have become the best team in the West. The Thunder are on pace to run away with the West with the rest of the teams all being so close to each other and not so close to them.
4. Chris Paul - 18 ppg, 8.4 Assist, 3.0 Rebounds, 2.8 Steals, 0.0 Blocks, 52%
Chris has been playing very well so far to start off the season although he's been a little banged up lately. Right now the Clippers are 8-4 and tied for the 2nd best record in the west and CP3 has alot to do with it. The thing that has been most impressive to me is how efficient Chris has been despite playing on a new team with players he's never played with and only about 2 weeks of practice before the season. All these new teammates and he's only averaging 2.2 turnovers a game which is unreal for a PG that handles the ball and tries to make things happen like he does. Defensively he's been his usual self as well as stealing the ball averaging almost 3 steals a game. And he's off to a hot start shooting the ball shooting 52% from the field and 45% from 3. He's just been incredibly efficient in all aspects of his game so far and he has this Clippers team near the top of the standings despite having a bunch of new players get together and that is very impressive.
5. Derrick Rose - 20.8 ppg, 8.7 Assist, 3.5 Rebounds, 0.9 Steals, 0.5 Blocks, 43.9%
Rose has also started the season a little banged up but when he's been out there he's proven to be a difference maker this season especially in the 4th quarter where I could argue Rose is the best closer in the NBA. Even tho the Bulls offense without Rose this season has looked suspect at times overall the Bulls supporting cast is better than last season and Rose is getting more help than last season. When you combine the better supporting cast with the fact that all 4 players I have ahead of him are playing better than him this was as high as I could put him right now. But still we've already seen the Bulls this year in a couple of close games and Rose has came through for them every time. And as he gets healthy their probablly gonna be battling with Mia all year for that 1 seed in the East.
6. Kobe Bryant - 30.4 ppg, 5.6 Assist, 5.7 Rebounds, 1.4 Steals, 0.4 Blocks, 45.2%
Everyone is loving the way Kobe is playing right now and all the scoring he's doing and I'm not trying to discredit anything he's done so far because he's been playing amazing so far. But the MVP award goes to players not only putting up elite numbers but the most valuable player on the elite teams. And despite Kobe's resurgence into one of the top 5 players in the league The Lakers right now are a good team not a elite team. Their only 10-6 right now ane 6th place in the West. Now if Kobe keeps playing like this all year and the Lakers can finish maybe top 2 or 3 in the west top 5 in the NBA then I think Kobe gets a better look for MVP but Kobe could average 40 a game and nobody would vote for him for MVP if the Lakers don't even finish top 5 in the conference.