NBA: 5 early-season dark horse MVP candidates

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In this new league of parity, countless stars have risen into elite status. Let’s take a look at five players that entered the NBA MVP conversation

With the 2019-20 NBA season entering its third week, a myriad of players have been consistently putting up incredible performances nightly – placing themselves in the upper echelon of talent in the league.

Outside of our traditional MVP candidates,(LeBron James, James Harden, Russell Westbrook, Giannis Antetokounmpo, etc.) countless other players have stepped up while making a good argument to named the NBA’s MVP this season. Understandably, it is still quite early in the season, so the numbers may be inflated a bit.

Nonetheless, as talented as these players are, I believe they will sustain this level and play and continue their upward trajectory as elite-level stars. Let’s take a look at the five players that have played their way into the MVP conversation.

Honorable mentions: Devin Booker, Kemba Walker