History shows that teams with cores that have played 5,000 minutes together as the key to winning a championship. A few teams—including the Golden State Warriors—have reached that mark this season, making them legit contenders for the Larry O'Brien Trophy.
Last year's MVP Kevin Durant won't likely garner much support this year but rising stock like Stephen Curry certainly will. A look at the 17 players who received an MVP vote season are faring in 2014-15.
Headlined by Goran Dragic, Isaiah Thomas and Brandon Knight, the trade deadline saw several players (many of them point guards) shipped around the League. Our panel looks at which teams came out on top from a busy trade deadline day.