Barry's 2009-10 MVP ballot
Updated: April 13, 2010, 10:46 AM ETBy | ESPN.com
We asked NBA writers from ESPN.com and ESPN The Magazine, as well as NBA analysts from ESPN, to provide their choices for NBA Most Valuable Player, ranked from 1 to 5.
Here is Jon Barry's ballot:
No question about this one! Numbers back up LeBron's repeat candidancy, but more importantly, I've never seen anyone make his teammates better like this guy does.
| Kevin Durant
Scoring machine who will win multiple scoring titles and has been the leader of a remarkable turnaround in OKC.
Still the guy in the last minutes of close ballgames, and he's proven it with six game winners on the season. But LeBron has been too good.
We know he can score (29 a game), but he has made huge strides in the leadership department. As a result, the Nugs have been consistently good all season.
You just don't see a dominant defensive guy winning this award, but he has made significant improvement on the offensive end. Until he becomes a true go-to guy, an MVP won't happen.
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