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PBT Podcast: 2021-22 NBA season-preview challenge

Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant and James Harden in Brooklyn Nets v Golden State Warriors

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 13: Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors leaps in the air passing the ball away from Kevin Durant #7 of the Brooklyn Nets during the first half of an NBA basketball game at Chase Center on February 13, 2021 in San Francisco, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

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Who will win NBA MVP?

Probably not Luka Doncic. Probably not Giannis Antetokounmpo. Probably not Stephen Curry. Probably not Joel Embiid. Probably not Kevin Durant. Probably not Damian Lillard. Probably not LeBron James. Probably not Nikola Jokic. Probably not James Harden. Probably not Anthony Davis.

At minimum, 90% of those predictions will be correct. Far better odds than naming a single player and him winning the award.

Rather than take wild shots on single predictions for these wide-open races, Dan Feldman and Kurt Helin challenge each other to find the smallest pools that’ll include the correct answer for:

  • NBA champion
  • Eastern Conference champion
  • Western Conference champion
  • Most Valuable Player
  • Defensive Player of the Year
  • Rookie of the Year
  • Sixth Man of the Year
  • Most Improved Player
  • Coach of the Year

Who had the better picks? Listen to the ProBasketballTalk Podcast and decide.