Christmas Day Observations: Paul George is an MVP Candidate
Christmas Day Observations: Paul George is an MVP Candidate
The NBA's five-game Christmas Day slate was bookended by a pair of blowouts but featured a competitive matchup between a pair of Eastern Conference contenders, as well as a surprisingly one-sided affair in Oakland.

Nick Whalen breaks down the biggest takeaways from Christmas Day, as well as other news and notes midway through Week 11:

Paul George is a legitimate MVP candidate. OK, so unless Giannis, Harden, LeBron, Kawhi and Anthony Davis all get hurt, George probably isn't going to win it. But he absolutely belongs in the conversation. George is having a career year at age 28, putting up 26.3 points, 8.4 rebounds, 4.3 assists, 2.2 steals and 0.7 blocks per game, while hitting 39 percent of his 8.7 three-point attempts per game. He's easily been the Thunder's best player and, at this point, it's not even close. After Tuesday's performance, George ranks as the fourth-most-valuable player (by average production) in Yahoo leagues this season, behind onl

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Nick Whalen
RotoWire's NBA Editor and award winning host of the RotoWire NBA Podcast. Many years ago, Stromile Swift gave Nick his unbelievably sweaty headband after a preseason game. Despite its failure to match his school colors, Nick went on to wear that headband for the entirety of his sixth grade basketball season. Catch Nick on Twitter @wha1en.
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