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 Chris Palmer's ballot:
Chris Palmer picks his top five MVP candidates.
Cavaliers forward Kevin Love dislocated his left shoulder in the first quarter of Game 4 against the Celtics on Sunday and was ruled out for the rest of the game.
The Cavaliers' J.R. Smith was called for a flagrant-2 foul for striking the Celtics' Jae Crowder in the face and subsequently ejected.
With star forward Anthony Davis eligible for a contract extension this summer, Pelicans officials plan to present him with a maximum five-year deal that could exceed $140 million, sources said.
Memphis Grizzlies guard Mike Conley will not play Monday night in Game 4 of the series with the Portland Trail Blazers because of a facial injury.
The Celtics moved Jae Crowder into the starting lineup and rookie Marcus Smart to the bench for Game 4 against the Cavaliers.
Nets swingman Joe Johnson said Sunday that point guard Deron Williams is suffering from a severe case of tendinitis.
A pair of Nikes that were the earliest NBA-worn shoes of Michael Jordan's that have ever come to market have sold for $71,553.
The All-Star forward faces unrestricted free agency once Portland's season comes to an end.
Cavs forward Kevin Love tells reporters after the game that he expects NBA league officials to review the play "and it better be swift and just."
Chris Paul scored 34 points to lead the Clippers to a much-needed win in Game 4 in San Antonio.
Despite losing Kevin Love to a shoulder injury and having J.R. Smith ejected, the Cavs finished off the Celtics in Boston.
After the Pelicans' early exit from the playoffs, Marc Stein identifies the key questions surrounding Anthony Davis & Co.
Sam Day, a 13-year-old Rockets fan battling a rare form of bone cancer, paid a visit to his favorite team Sunday in Dallas.
Check out the past four NBA playoff game-winning buzzer-beaters, including ones from LeBron James when he was a member of the Miami Heat and Bucks' Jerryd Bayless' winner against the Bulls.
An inside-the-huddle look at the sounds of the NBA's Western Conference playoffs.
The Bucks and Jason Kidd took a chance on trading for Michael Carter-Williams. Will it pay off?
Washington's Bradley Beal is ready to live up to his sky-high potential. But when will it happen?
Through the first three games of the postseason, Dwight Howard has returned to his old dominant ways.
Having Pelicans star Anthony Davis pursue Stephen Curry all over the court had benefits for the Warriors en route to a first-round sweep, Ethan Sherwood Strauss writes.
Kawhi Leonard's Defensive Player of the Year award was a bit of a surprise, but it shows the progress the public is making in evaluating NBA defenders.