Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors is going to be crowned the Most Valuable Player of NBA 2014-15 on Monday, according to a person familiar with the outcome of media votes. The person revealed the news to USA Today on the condition of anonymity, as the name hasn’t been announced to the public yet.
Curry’s side is currently one game up against the Memphis Grizzlies in the Western Conference Semifinal series. The Warriors have the best (67-15) regular season record. Curry averaged 23.8 points this season (47 % overall, 44 % three pointers), 7.7 assists and two steals per game.
Houston Rocket’s James Harden has been a close contender of Curry for the award.
Wilt Chamberlain won the award-donning Warriors’ colors in 1959-60. If named, Curry will be the second person to win it in the franchise’s history.
Curry also top-scored with 22 points in Game 1 of the semifinal series against the Memphis Grizzlies to guide the Warriors to a 101-86 victory. This is the second All-star season of the 27-year-old Warrior as he led over all players in the ballot sheet. The award could be announced anytime between Game 1 and Game 2 of the Semifinal series between the Warriors and the Grizzlies.