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  Victor Oladipo Named Finalist for Most Improved Player

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The NBA's MVP race is down to just three players and the Pelicans Anthony Davis is in that number.

The finalists in all categories were determined by voting by a global panel of sportswriters and broadcasters.

But, Davis' competition for the MVP award is stiff.

Houston's James Harden, who was runner-up in the NBA Most Valuable Player voting the past 3 seasons, was instrumental in the Rockets' run to a league-leading 65 regular-season wins.

However, James is also a likely candidate as despite the Cleveland Cavaliers finishing the regular season as the No. 4 seed in the Eastern Conference, the Akron native enjoyed one of his finest individual seasons.

Despite the fact he is now 33-years-old, Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James is showing no signs of slowing down. His 28.1 points per game ranked second in the National Basketball Association. James has won the MVP award four times. "The body of work, how I'm doing it, what's been happening with our team all year long, how we've got so many injuries and things of that nature, guys in and out, to be able to still keep this thing afloat, I definitely would vote me". He didn't miss a game in a season for the first time in his career and averaged almost 28 points, nine rebounds and nine assists per game while also making 54 percent of his shots.

Davis averaged a career-best 28.1 points to go with 11.1 rebounds and 2.6 blocks and is also a finalist for Defensive Player of the Year along with Rudy Gobert of the Utah Jazz and Joel Embiid of the Philadelphia 76ers.

The winners of these awards will be revealed at the 2018 NBA Awards presented by Kia on Monday, June 25 at 9 p.m. ET on TNT.

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