Rose'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 Jalen Rose's ballot:
He can do it all. The best player on the best team with the best personality. That sums up why he's the clear-cut choice to repeat on the team with the best mark.
| Kevin Durant
At the age of 21 and in his third NBA season, Durant already knows how to win. He's shown a clutch touch and the ability to score at will -- from the parking lot!
K. Bean showed repeatedly this season why he remains the best clutch performer in the game today. Add the fact that at 31 he still has what it takes to be a lock-down defender. His killer instinct is second to none.
His 60.5 field goal percentage, 2.8 blocks per game and 13.3 rebounds per game tell part of the story of what he brings the Magic. He's improved offensively, helping shore up his status as the best big in the league, hands down.
The former MVP remains the NBA's most complete offensive power forward. His shooting is consistent -- this could be his third straight season with a 47.9 field goal percentage. He rebounds too, but most of all, he brings it every night.