Fresh off his first MVP campaign, the Greek freak has not showed any signs of slowing down. Averaging an incredible 35 points over his last 6 games, including a huge 38/16/4 effort against Chicago. With the Bucks looking to repeat themselves as the No.1 Seed in the East, Giannis is well on his way to being the first since the king himself to go back to back as most valuable player.
In Year 17 it is hard to believe how good this man still is. He leads the NBA in assists per game and is the only player currently average a points-assists double-double. He is in full-blown facilitator mode at this stage of his career and still playing at his very best. At the tender age of 34, when most veterans are retiring or finding themselves sitting on a bench, it is hard to believe that King James is still as dominant as ever.
If you thought this was rookie Luka, think again. The Matador has well and truly stepped into a new role this season. Although his streak of 30 point, 10-assist games came to an end against the Clippers, Luka has proven that he can take the Mavericks to new heights this season. Luka is averaging just shy of a triple double over the first quarter of the season and looks set to join Wilt and Russ as the only two players to average a triple double over the course of a whole season.
Averaging 25/8/5 over the first month as a Clipper, Leonard’s load management is the only reason the former finals MVP isn’t higher on this list. Along with the now healthy Paul George, this 1-2 punch has capitulated the Clippers into the No.2 seed. Once the Leonard and George show are able to blend together with the rest of the squad, the Klaw will likely be much higher on this list in the future.
Similar to the two other players above him, Pascal is playing at his very best through the first month of the season. The former most improved player has not only picked up right where he left off last season, but has done it without Kawhi Leaonard. During the 2018-19 season, Siakam had five games with 30 or more points. He’s accomplished this already this season and powered the Raptors to their 3rd best start in franchise history.