NBA MVP predictions 2024-25: Nikola Jokic and Joel Embiid face stiffer competition

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We know who won the 2024 NBA MVP, but it’s never too early to preview next season’s candidates to win The Michael Jordan Trophy. Nikola Jokic and Joel Embiid have combined to win the past four MVP awards, but we have a feeling it may be time for a newcomer to emerge.

Now that most of the NBA free agency dominoes have fallen, here are our frontrunners to vie for The Michael Jordan Trophy, otherwise known as the MVP award, in 2025.

10. Victor Wembanyama, San Antonio Spurs

NBA: Denver Nuggets at San Antonio Spurs
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9. Anthony Davis, Los Angeles Lakers

NBA: Playoffs-Denver Nuggets at Los Angeles Lakers
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8. Jalen Brunson, New York Knicks

NBA: Playoffs-Indiana Pacers at New York Knicks
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7. Jayson Tatum, Boston Celtics

NBA: Finals-Dallas Mavericks at Boston Celtics
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6. Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks

NBA: Boston Celtics at Milwaukee Bucks
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5. Luka Dončić, Dallas Mavericks

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4. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Oklahoma City Thunder

NBA: Playoffs-Oklahoma City Thunder at Dallas Mavericks
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3. Joel Embiid, Philadelphia 76ers

NBA: Playoffs-New York Knicks at Philadelphia 76ers
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2. Nikola Jokić, Denver Nuggets

NBA: Playoffs-Minnesota Timberwolves at Denver Nuggets
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1. NBA MVP – Anthony Edwards, Minnesota Timberwolves

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