Andre Iguodala makes 2021 MVP pick between Kevin Durant, Warriors’ Stephen Curry
Miami Heat swingman Andre Iguodala had the pleasure of witnessing the greatness of both Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry as teammates with the Golden State Warriors. While he expects both superstars to have a big comeback season in the 2020-21 campaign, Iggy thinks KD will have a slight edge over Curry next year.
Not only will Durant prove he is still a top player in this league, but he will also be crowned as next year’s Most Valuable Player, according to Iguodala.
“I’m looking forward to seeing KD,” Iguodala said in an appearance on “The Match: Champions for Change” broadcast (via Warriors reporter Marcus White of NBC Sports Bay Area). “My preseason MVP [pick].”
Kevin Durant, of course, will be making his Brooklyn Nets debut in 2020-21 after missing an entire season due to that dreadful Achilles tear he suffered in the 2019 NBA Finals. The same goes for Stephen Curry, who only suited up in five games for the Warriors last season after breaking his hand. Now fully healed, the two generational talents are once again expected to be at the top of their respective games.
KD was named the league’s regular-season MVP in 2013-14 and won back-to-back Finals MVP trophies for the Warriors in 2017 and 2018. Curry, on the other hand, has two regular-season MVP plums under his belt in 2015 and 2016.
Andre Iguodala’s career may not be as decorated as his former teammates, but he is also no stranger to receiving an MVP nod. The 36-year-old winger won Finals MVP in 2015 and was key to the Warriors’ dynasty.
Milwaukee Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo has won MVP the last two years, and we’ll have to wait and see if Kevin Durant can give him a run for his money next season, on a team other than the Warriors. It’s one of many fascinating plot twists in an NBA season unlike any other.