Forecast: 2015-16 Most Valuable Player

We've covered how each team in the East and West will finish and who will be the top rookie. Now our panel takes a stab at which player will be awarded the NBA's ultimate individual prize in 2015-16.

We asked the ESPN Forecast team to rank their top three choices for the 2015-16 most valuable player award. 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.)

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Most Valuable Player

1. LeBron James
Cavaliers | Small forward
First-place votes: 17
Total points: 115

2. Anthony Davis
Pelicans | Power forward
First-place votes: 9
Total points: 77

3. James Harden
Rockets | Shooting guard
First-place votes: 4
Total points: 36

4. Kevin Durant
Thunder | Small forward
First-place votes: 1
Total points: 32

5. Stephen Curry
Warriors | Point guard
First-place votes: 1
Total points: 23

Others receiving votes: Blake Griffin, Clippers (3); LaMarcus Aldridge, Spurs (1); Chris Paul, Clippers (1)

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