Originally Posted by Notorious
I'm well aware that Carmelo's play isn't the main reason the Knicks are undefeated, it's their defense as to why they remain undefeated. But historically that's the way the MVP works, the best player on a team that's a top 3 seed. If Carmelo continues playing at a high level and the Knicks are top 3 seed, it's very possible he could win it. He already has the advantage of having the NY media hype machine behind him.
Carmelo doesn't have to be the main reason, but he's got to play a vital part plus they have to be a winning team, plus it has to be visual that the team could not be as good without him..Could the Lakers have started the season 1-4 without Kobe and fired their coach? Yeah, but they did it with him. There's always points in a season little things like that separates players. Melo is gonna have his stretch where his value will be tested as well as if the Knicks can still win imo..But right now? Melo is on a undefeated team where he's the leading scorer so it's hard to provide anything that says he shouldn't be MVP a week or so in...