Magic’s Dwight Howard Still in NBA MVP Conversation

Dwight Howard Magic

Even though most members of the media have chalked the Chicago Bulls Derrick Rose up as the MVP of the NBA this season Dwight Howard’s head coach and teammates beg to differ.

And, if you’re going to be open to having a discussion on the topic, it’s not hard to see their argument.

Howard currently ranks in the top 10 in rebounding, blocked shots and field goal percentage. If he finishes in the top 1o in scoring (he’s currently tied for tenth) he would become just the tenth player in NBA history  to finish in the top 10 in each of those categories. Pretty heady company since only Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Shaquille O’Neal, Tim Duncan, Bob McAdoo, David Robinson, Bob Lanier, Artis Gilmore, Patrick Ewing and Hakeem Olajuwon have accomplished this feat.
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Comparing NBA MVP Candidates to the 2011 Best Picture Nominees

The NBA season is over two thirds complete, so what better way to look at MVP candidates than to parallel them with my ranking of the Best Picture nominees for this Sunday’s Academy Awards.

With my Minnesota Timberwolves playing as poorly as they have this season, I’ve been able to catch plenty of movies this winter.

Lets get to it. (Note: All stats are through Thursday February 24th.)

 

10) Amar’e Stoudemire- Winter’s bone

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