Found November 12, 2012 on TheProBasketballTalk:
Early MVP Candidates What better way to start this weekly column with a little MVP talk 5 games into the season? With our traditional preseason picks of Kevin Durant or Lebron James it comes time to look at some other names that need to be considered if the award was to be handed out today.  Below are three other candidates early on this season. Carmelo Anthony The last undefeated team while missing their second best player is led by Carmelo Anthony.  Carmelo has been playing great this season leading the Knicks in scoring while coming up with impressive wins over the 76ers (twice) and the Miami Heat despite having to deal with Hurricane Sandy.  Carmelo ranks third in +/- and first in scoring with 27.3 points per game.  I know I have always been hard on Melo because I expect more from him.  Maybe this is the year that he accomplishes everything he is capable of, including an MVP award. More after the jump! James Harden ...
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