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    Default 2019 Playoff MVP

    2022 - Stephen Curry
    2021 - Giannis Antetokounmpo
    2020 - Lebron James
    2019 - VOTING NOW

    I've seen people including Ben Taylor make a case for Curry but pretty sure I'm going with Kawhi.

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    30.5/9/4 on 49/38/88 over the course of the playoffs (24 games) is pretty damn good.

    Kawhi for me.

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    Kawhi.

    Though I'm waiting for a year where I can pick someone who didn't win a ring otherwise this is a boring exercise. Come to think of it that year might be the very next one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FKAri View Post
    Kawhi.

    Though I'm waiting for a year where I can pick someone who didn't win a ring otherwise this is a boring exercise. Come to think of it that year might be the very next one.
    The only players I see doing that are LeBron, Jordan & Kareem. But yeah, the flaw with this project is the vast majority of years are going to be painfully predictable. The selections from 91-03 will all be unanimous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SouBeachTalents View Post
    The only players I see doing that are LeBron, Jordan & Kareem. But yeah, the flaw with this project is the vast majority of years are going to be painfully predictable. The selections from 91-03 will all be unanimous.
    Wilt might be able to take a year or two from Russell as well.

    But yea we might skip those unanimous years. 2001 I could see a case for Kobe. He was better than Shaq against the Spurs who were the Lakers' best opponent. The WCF was the real finals. And against Portland and Sacramento, Kobe was roughly as good as Shaq as well.
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    Default Re: 2019 Playoff MVP

    You should probably just skip over the ones that are pretty obvious with basically no debate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dankok8 View Post
    Wilt might be able to take a year or two from Russell as well.

    But yea we might skip those unanimous years. 2001 I could see a case for Kobe. He was better than Shaq against the Spurs who were the Lakers' best opponent. The WCF was the real finals. And against Portland and Sacramento, Kobe was roughly as good as Shaq as well.
    These are the years I think you should do

    2014-15, 2017-18
    2004-05, 2007-10
    2001, though Shaq is almost guaranteed to win
    1980-82, 85, 88

    The rest, at least post 1980, will have too obvious an answer imo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SouBeachTalents View Post
    These are the years I think you should do

    2014-15, 2017-18
    2004-05, 2007-10
    2001, though Shaq is almost guaranteed to win
    1980-82, 85, 88

    The rest, at least post 1980, will have too obvious an answer imo.
    But really only obvious on a philosophical level. Meaning rINgz.

    As far as who actually played the best, it was Butler in 2022. 2019 saw a ridiculous defensive peak from Embiid, two-round craziness from Harden, Durant, and Jokic, and then the obvious Kawhi and Curry additions.

    Draymond didnít have a bad series as well and was the best player in a series with Harden, Durant, and Curry, IMO. and Kawhi was a negative on defense limping around by the time the finals started. It was a crazy playoff run overall. Looking at basically just the finals does it disservice, philosophically of course.

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    In those not so obvious years, I do think that the playoff MVP needs to, at minimum, make it to the conference finals, with the conference finals being competitive and said player dominating up until that point.

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    Default Re: 2019 Playoff MVP

    Kawhi

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wally450 View Post
    30.5/9/4 on 49/38/88 over the course of the playoffs (24 games) is pretty damn good.

    Kawhi for me.
    Kawhi no contest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jlip View Post
    In those not so obvious years, I do think that the playoff MVP needs to, at minimum, make it to the conference finals, with the conference finals being competitive and said player dominating up until that point.
    No.

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    another thread where the assumption is there is an answer

    when really there are just various guys that played well

    part of me thinks there should be no awards at all regular or post season

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    Quote Originally Posted by SouBeachTalents View Post
    These are the years I think you should do

    2014-15, 2017-18
    2004-05, 2007-10
    2001, though Shaq is almost guaranteed to win
    1980-82, 85, 88

    The rest, at least post 1980, will have too obvious an answer imo.
    I'd say 80, 88, 08 and 10 are pretty obvious.

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    Default Re: 2019 Playoff MVP

    Kawhi not that close either 2019 was the best year of Kawhi Leonard career especially his amazing playoff run.

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