After Doc Rivers, Kyrie Irving, Damian Lillard and Isiah Thomas, Devin Booker can count on a new reinforcement of choice for the promotion of his candidacy for the MVP trophy of the regular season: Draymond Green!
Even if Nikola Jokic acts as a favorite for his own succession among the American media, and the performances of Joel Embiid also make him a candidate of choice, Devin Booker will have a case to be made as the offensive leader of the best team in the league.
“With the last month or even the last month and a half he’s played, I don’t even know how his name didn’t come up in the conversation for MVP”had already pitched inside the Warriors during the All-Star Game, ensuring his spot on the All-NBA First Team was a no-brainer.
Draymond Green has thus given a layer. For him, the MVP trophy should be awarded to the back of the Suns.
“My MVP is Devin Booker”, he confided in his podcast, the “Draymond Green Show”. “I think Book has been consistent all year. I think that even if his team was dominant, we will come back to the same conversation, on the fact that there are not really criteria. Some years, it is the best player of the best team who is elected.
A question of criteria
The interior notably took as an example the case of Russell Westbrook, who had been elected in 2017 for his triple-double on average over a season when his Oklahoma City team had not exceeded 50 victories in the regular season, for finish in 6th place in the Western Conference. “Don’t get me wrong, he deserved to win, but it’s just that we all wonder what the criteria are”slipped Draymond Green.
The fact is that there are no obvious criteria. Is he the player who is having the best season individually and collectively? Of the best player in the league? Of the best player on the best team? From the most essential player to his team? Probably a mixture of all that, the proportions varying from one voter to another…
“By my standards, Devin Booker is the NBA MVP this year. Because he was consistent, he had to deal with injuries, he came back and didn’t miss a single game. Their team continued to win and the Suns are leading the NBA by far. So I have to choose Devin Booker as MVP.concluded Draymond Green.