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Who will be the Celtics MVP this season?

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Could it be Kemba Walker or Jayson Tatum or someone else?

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Make no mistake, Kemba Walker enters the season as the favorite to be the team MVP. He has the pedigree, paycheck, and perchance (sorry, I wanted to do alliteration) to be the leader of this team on and off the court. However, he’s also unselfish and has already expressed a desire to see some of his usage rate dip this season. It stands to reason that he’d be comfortable with letting someone else shine. But who else?

Jayson Tatum is an obvious choice. He’s got the tools, the temperament, and the trajectory (there I go again) to be an All Star this year. He’d be a logical pick if it isn’t Kemba.

But what about Jaylen Brown? He’s made strides during last season (after a rough early stretch) and has added to his game over the summer. He’s also in a contract year and could be very motivated to taking that leap.

Hey, there’s also Gordon Hayward who was a star in Utah and could find that swagger once again.

I will never again doubt Marcus Smart, so let’s throw his name in the hat as well.

Are there any other dark horse candidates? I can’t think of any unless you have really high hopes for Enes Kanter.

So who do you think is going to be the team MVP?

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Who will be the Celtics team MVP?

This poll is closed

  • 26%
    Kemba Walker
    (171 votes)
  • 31%
    Jayson Tatum
    (202 votes)
  • 13%
    Jaylen Brown
    (87 votes)
  • 16%
    Gordon Hayward
    (108 votes)
  • 7%
    Marcus Smart
    (48 votes)
  • 4%
    Other
    (29 votes)
645 votes total Vote Now