Countdown to NBA 2019: Most Valuable Player Candidates, #14

One day closer to the NBA season, are you as excited as I am?! Next on our countdown of potential MVP candidates is a man with 8 years experience to his name, but this season will be his first with a new squad.

#14 Kemba Walker

Point Guard, Boston Celtics

Kemba Walker is one of the most exciting players to watch in all of the NBA. Dating back to his time in college, Walker has been hitting buzzer-beater shots to win games for over a decade. The 3x All-Star was named to his first All-NBA team last season which shows that he is not only playing at an elite level but is improving with age. In the 2018-2019 season, Walker had a career-high in points per game, rebounds, and 2-point field goal percentage. Not only that, but Walker also set a career-high in points scored in one game with a whopping 60(!) points! Walker had a PER of 21.72 (league average is 15.00) last season which was good enough for 30th in the NBA. Now that Walker plays for a top market team, his jaw-dropping style of play will be on display for more people to see…including MVP voters.

Walker is currently at +4000 (Bovada) to win the NBA MVP award. Do you think Walker will win the MVP? Let me know in the comments below!

-Mitchell Seefeldt

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