Here’s an updated ranking taking into account the players’ whole Round 2 performance, with some irresistible recency bias. The list is down from 20 to 18, because the rotations are cinching tighter as each game goes by.
1. Kevin Durant (+2 from last rankings)
This is the former MVP’s rightful spot, and he snatched the crown from Leonard on both ends to close out Game 4.
2. Kawhi Leonard (+0)
He’s still coming up with monster defensive plays, but his shots aren’t falling and we can re-insert his “KD-stopper” descriptor into those scare quotes. Keep Reading…