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Nate's 2014-2015 MVP Rankings

This is a very competitive year in the NBA. There is no clear favorite for the title, there is no clear favorite for the MVP race, and the Knicks-Sixers rivalry for worst team in NBA history is picking up steam.

Below is my top five MVP rankings for the first half of the season:
Number 5: John Wall 17.2 PPG, 10.1 APG, 4.2 RPG, 2.0 SPG, 21.2 PER

I was not a believer in John Wall when he entered the league. During his rookie season, I felt he had “too much” athleticism with not enough basketball IQ. I felt he always rushed his shots, and was too turnover prone to become a successful point guard. I was wrong. John Wall just might be the best pure point guard in the NBA right now. Over the past couple seasons, he gained a reliable 15-footer, which forces the defense to respect his shot and play up on him. Defenders playing an extra foot up on Wall, enables him to destroy defenses not only with his quick first step, but also with his uncanny ability to find teammates. Basketball guru Zach Low…