-- We've covered how each team in the East and West will finish and who will be the top rookie. Now our panel is projecting which player will be awarded the NBA's ultimate individual prize in 2016-17.
We asked the ESPN Forecast team to rank the top three choices for Most Valuable Player.
Then we totaled up the ballots, with a first-place vote receiving five points, a second-place vote receiving three and a third-place vote receiving one ( Here's how ESPN Forecast works).
Others receiving votes: James Harden, Rockets (15 points); Chris Paul, Clippers (11); Paul George, Pacers (3); LaMarcus Aldridge, Spurs (3); Blake Griffin, Clippers (2); Anthony Davis, Pelicans (2); Karl-Anthony Towns, Timberwolves (1); Damian Lillard, Trail Blazers (1).