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Sport NBA media poll: Kevin Durant is the early favorite for MVP

03:55  23 january  2021
03:55  23 january  2021 Source:   hoopshype.com

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With that in mind, HoopsHype anonymously polled 15 media members who voted on last year’s awards for their current top five MVP rankings before games played on January 22.


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As with the official vote, the top player received 10 points, the second received seven points, the third received five points, the fourth received three points, and the fifth player received one point for each ballot.

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