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Top 10 players with the best chance to win their first NBA MVP award this season

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Giannis Antetokounmpo, Anthony Davis, Karl-Anthony Towns

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With the 2017-18 NBA season right around the corner, it’s hard not to look ahead and make predictions about which players are most likely to break out.

The league is currently full of young stars who have been putting up huge numbers and on the verge of superstardom.

The NBA MVP award is the most coveted trophy for any individual NBA player. It has never exactly been the award given out to the league’s best player every year, when you consider that Michael Jordan and LeBron James didn’t win it every season and Kobe Bryant only won it once. But rather, it’s an award given to the best season, often one in which the player greatly improved from the year before and is also boosted with a great narrative (See Russell Westbrook last season).

That’s why it’s not so easy to just pencil in LeBron or Kevin Durant every year to win the MVP. You’re better off trying that out if you want to predict the NBA Finals MVP. When it comes to the regular season MVP, voters have proven to prefer new blood with new storylines.

So after one of the busiest offseasons in NBA history, let’s take a look at the 10 players with the best chance to win their first ever MVP award this season. Starting off with…

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