Former NBA player Eddie Johnson believes that LeBron James is not the automatic choice for the MVP award this year. And he even brought the reasons for such comments.
According to Johnson, there are at least five reasons why James may not win an MVP award this season.
James, thus far, as won the award four times in the regular season: in 2009, 2010, 2012 and 2013.
Johnson, who won the 6th Man of the Year award in 1988-98, played for Kansas City Kings (Sacramento Kings), Phoenix Suns, Seattle Supersonics, Charlotte Hornets, Indiana Pacers and Houston Rockets during his NBA career.
He played a total of 1199 NBA games (started 479), scoring over 19,000 points and nearly 5000 rebounds. Johnson averaged double figures in 12 of his 17 seasons, reaching carer high 22.9 ppg in 1984-85. Johnson holds career averages of 16 ppg, 4 rpg in 27.2 mpg.
Below are Johnson’s reasons, that he revealed on USAToday:
The Cavs struggle as a team. They’re clearly not the best team in the NBA, despite having LeBron, Kyrie Erving and Kevin Love in the lineup.
The Cavaliers’ bench struggles. The bench guys do not shoot well from the floor, while LeBron, Erving and Love need them to knock down open shots. The Cavs’ bench is not consistent, they have to find a way to get better.
The Cavs’ defense does not get better. That’s not going to help winning many games later in the season.
Cavs’ coach David Blatt has no confidence in his bench. Blatt has to believe that his bench can help him in the middle court. If he doesn’t, he’s going to wear down James, Erving and Love, playing them too many minutes. Especially with LeBron, who has also been playing a lot of playoff games.
LeBron’s not alone. Someone is beating him to it. There are other players in the NBA that might win the MVP award, like Steph Curry or Anthony Davis. And if their teams continue to play good, they have a chance to do so, as they will get a lot of votes by the end of the season.Follow @exnbadotcom
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