Who is a Future MVP?

10 06 2013

 

Determining which NBA draft prospects have MVP potential is not an easy task. Teams pay millions of dollars to scouts and evaluators every year in hopes of finding the next Tim Duncan, Michael Jordan, or LeBron James. Even the evaluation gurus have trouble finding the next big thing; only 10 players taken with the No. 1 overall pick in the entire history of the NBA Draft have gone on to win an MVP award. In the 1996 draft, 14 players were picked before Steve Nash, who went on to win back-to-back MVP awards.

By looking at the entire history of MVP winners and their statistics, broken down by position, you can see a template of sorts. You begin to see that for any given position, a player must meet a minimum threshold of numbers. By comparing draft prospects’ stats to that template, a clearer picture of MVP potential unfolds.

Take a look at this CableTV.com infographic to see which players in this year’s draft have a good chance to go on to win an MVP award during their NBA careers.

 

MVP_InfoGraphic

 

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