The MVP race this season could be unmatched and go down to the wire, with so many players in the running. Among the top candidates are Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum and Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic, who are both capable of winning the prestigious award. B but who has a better chance of winning it?

Both Tatum and Doncic are having an incredible season so far. While the two are in different situations, there’s no denying that they both have legitimate cases for winning the award. However, they can’t be both winners of the trophy. Unlike the Rookie of the Year award, there haven’t been two winners of the prize. Although the league could try and give the award to both players, there will be a ton of backlash from the fans.

So now, as the season approaches the midway point, let’s compare which star has a better case of winning his first MVP award. 


Luka Doncic’s stats give him a better case of being MVP

The Mavericks have had a slow start to their 2022-23 season. However, that hasn’t stopped Doncic from putting up crazy numbers. He started the season firing from all cylinders, effectively announcing that this season was different from his first four years in the league. Luka averaged 34.8 points, 8.2 rebounds, and 8.1 assists in his first ten games. He has yet to slow down.

The three-time All-Star has played 34 games this season, only missing three games. Luka, a three-time All-Star, is averaging a career-best 34.3 points, 8.8 rebounds, and 8.9 assists over 35 games, while also shooting 50.7% from the field and 35.9% from beyond the arc. Doncic put up otherworldly numbers in the Mavs’ Dec. 27 win against the Knicks: 60 points, 21 rebounds, 10 assists to will his team to victory.