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Latest added vote was the Miami media market vote on 4/21.
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Added real time score tracker and our estimations for missing second place ballots. Both are below confirmed votes.
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2017 MVP Vote Tracker:
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Hosted by www.thedreamshake.com, @DreamShakeSBN
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Curated by Max Croes, @CroesFire
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This project has several deficencies we need crowdsourcing to overcome:
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- The NBA has not released a list of the 100 voters receiving 2017 NBA MVP ballots. This total is down from approximately 130 votes in past years.
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- The NBA recently eliminated team-affilated media members from voting. Meaning there will be many first-time voters.
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- The NBA MVP ballot requires voters to rank five players. Awarding scaled points for each place. The player with the largest sum wins the MVP award.
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DISCLAIMER: MVP votes are due on Friday. It is pointless to attempt to lobby any of the media members listed here. We are merely tracking. Don't be that person.
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METHODOLOGY: We attempt to find confirmation of each media member's vote and confirmation they have a ballot.
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ACCURACY: We consider voters who had a ballot in 2015 and 2016 and have not moved media outlets (or went to a larger outlet) as 'ballot confirmed.'
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Here's what the NBA ballot looks like: https://twitter.com/DreamShakeSBN/status/852582938164293636
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HELP US!
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Send evidence of media members who have either received a ballot OR announced their 1st place vote and affirmed that they received an offical ballot:
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@DreamShakeSBN@CroesFireDreamshakemax@gmail.com
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Confirmed Vote Tally
1st Place Votes2nd place votes3rd place votes4th place votesTOTAL POINTSCAUTION: We only have complete ballots from a limited number of voters. The "Total Points" column does not include points for missing 2nd, 3rd, 4th or 5th place votes. This jilts totals for LeBron James & Kawhi Leonard.
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Russell Westbrook411040500
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Ballot Hunt Results
Total PercentJames Harden182510360
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Total 1st Place Votes Confirmed:6464.00%LeBron James21616105
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Identity of Voters Confirmed:8383.00%Kawhi Leonard32127125
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Votes Counted & Points Awarded643823231090
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Ballot and Vote Confirmed
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VoterOutlet1st Place VoteSource
Confirmed Ballot?
Source
Media Market
Date Added2nd Place3rd Place4th Place5th PlaceSHOUT OUT
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Jon KrawczynskiAssociated PressRussell Westbrookhttps://twitter.com/AP_Sports/status/851408690863374337Yes
https://twitter.com/ZachLowe_NBA/status/851427777278554112
National4/11
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Brian MahoneyAssociated PressJames Hardenhttps://twitter.com/AP_Sports/status/851408690863374337Yeshttps://twitter.com/ZachLowe_NBA/status/851427777278554112National4/11Russell Westbrook
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Tim ReynoldsAssociated PressLeBron Jameshttps://twitter.com/AP_Sports/status/851408690863374337Yeshttps://twitter.com/ZachLowe_NBA/status/851427777278554112National4/11
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Bill ReiterCBSSportsLeBron Jameshttp://www.cbssports.com/nba/news/2016-17-nba-award-picks-draymond-unanimous-mvp-coach-of-year-too-close-to-call/
2015 & 2016 ballots
National/LA4/11
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Ethan SkolnickCBSSportsRussell Westbrookhttp://www.cbssports.com/nba/news/2016-17-nba-award-picks-draymond-unanimous-mvp-coach-of-year-too-close-to-call/
2015 & 2016 ballots
4/11James Harden
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Matt MooreCBSNewsJames Harden
http://www.cbssports.com/nba/news/nba-mvp-debate-who-should-win-between-harden-westbrook-kawhi-lebron/
Yeshttps://twitter.com/hpbasketball/status/852053361885147137Denver4/12Russell WestbrookKawhi LeonardLeBron JamesJohn Wall
@mrmedders & Anurag
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Howard BeckBleacher ReportJames Hardenhttp://bleacherreport.com/articles/2703002-the-full-48-podcast-nba-commissioner-adam-silver-talks-mvp-race-player-restYeshttp://bleacherreport.com/articles/2703002-the-full-48-podcast-nba-commissioner-adam-silver-talks-mvp-race-player-restNational/NYC4/12
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Ben GolliverSIJames Hardenhttps://soundcloud.com/open-floor-nba-podcastYeshttps://soundcloud.com/open-floor-nba-podcastNational/LA4/12Russell Westbrook
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Andrew SharpSIRussell Westbrookhttps://soundcloud.com/open-floor-nba-podcastYeshttps://soundcloud.com/open-floor-nba-podcastNational/DC4/12Kawhi Leonard
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Dennis ScottNBA TVRussell Westbrook
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hqWGk_1ErEI&index=1&list=PLlVlyGVtvuVlBMorPS3sGR4CM6lQ2F5dq
Yes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hqWGk_1ErEI&index=1&list=PLlVlyGVtvuVlBMorPS3sGR4CM6lQ2F5dq
National4/12@11Warrick33
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John SchuhmannNBA.comJames Harden
http://www.nba.com/article/2017/04/12/blogtable-what-criteria-matters-most-making-mvp-decision
Yes
https://twitter.com/johnschuhmann/status/851970589363404800
National4/12
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Sean DeveneySporting NewsRussell Westbrook
http://www.sportingnews.com/nba/list/nba-awards-mvp-race-2017-voting-russell-westbrook-james-harden-defensive-player-of-the-year/112asa86xe6e019lseql98xz4t/slide/1
Yes
https://twitter.com/SeanDeveney/status/852234553041268736
National/Boston
4/12Kawhi LeonardJames HardenLeBron JamesIsaiah ThomasUgur Y
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Steve KylerBasketball InsidersRussell Westbrookhttps://twitter.com/stevekylerNBA/status/851601993445646336Yeshttps://twitter.com/stevekylerNBA/status/852175930357407746National/Florida4/12James HardenLeBron JamesKawhi LeonardIsaiah Thomas@weihuang101
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David AldridgeTNTRussell WestbrookBleacher ReportYes
https://twitter.com/daldridgetnt/status/851474748085215232
National4/12James Harden@alexroig_DT
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Royce YoungESPNRussell Westbrook
https://twitter.com/royceyoung/status/852196982483562498
Yes
https://twitter.com/royceyoung/status/852186656740442112
National/OKC4/12@Cole_Hixon
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Chris BroussardFoxRussell Westbrookhttps://twitter.com/TheHerd/status/851484334175338497Yeshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dbUPtxOeMY8&feature=youtu.beNational4/12James HardenKawhi LeonardLeBron James
@NBAandNFLStats
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Ernie JohnsonTNTRussell Westbrook
http://www.espn.com/video/clip?id=19087525
Yes
http://www.espn.com/video/clip?id=19087525
National4/12James Harden
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Lang WhitakerNBA.comRussell Westbrookhttp://www.nba.com/article/2017/04/12/blogtable-what-criteria-matters-most-making-mvp-decision
2015 & 2016 ballots
National4/12
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Michael WilbonESPNRussell Westbrook
https://twitter.com/RichEisenShow/status/851619823452790784
Yes
https://twitter.com/RichEisenShow/status/851619823452790784
National/DC4/12James Harden
@GrapeNutzOKC
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Frank Isola
New York Daily News
Russell Westbrook
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QT0_Syeoajs&t=316s
Yes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QT0_Syeoajs&t=316s
NYC4/12
@GrapeNutzOKC
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Brian WindhorstESPNRussell Westbrook
http://www.espn.com/video/clip?id=19123498
2015 & 2016 ballots
http://www.espn.com/video/clip?id=19123498
National/CLE4/12@shioriii0529
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Doris BurkeESPNRussell Westbrook
4/13 ESPN Broadcast
YesNational4/13
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Zach LoweESPNKawhi Leonard
http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/19140550/zach-lowe-picks-nba-mvp-defensive-player-year-rookie-year-more-awards
Yes
Lowe Post podcast
National/NYC4/13James Harden
Russell Westbrook
LeBron JamesStephen CurryIan A
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Marc SteinESPNRussell Westbrook
http://www.espn.com/blog/marc-stein/post/_/id/5131/steins-most-valuable-player-russell-westbrook
2015 & 2016 ballots
National/Dallas4/13James HardenKawhi LeonardLeBron JamesStephen Curry
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Doug SmithToronto StarJames Harden
https://www.thestar.com/sports/doug_smiths_sports_blog/2017/04/another-look-at-an-nba-post-season-awards-ballot.html
Yes
https://www.thestar.com/sports/doug_smiths_sports_blog/2017/04/time-for-the-first-bunch-of-nba-post-season-ballots.html
Toronto4/13Russell WestbrookKawhi LeonardLeBron JamesKevin Durant
@AndrewJoePotter
@kiokelly
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Jalen RoseABC/ESPNRussell Westbrookhttps://twitter.com/MikeAndMike/status/852516013811929088Yeshttps://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/jalen-jacoby/id730254722?mt=2&i=1000384147084National4/13James Harden@KhangDuong
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Justin VerrierESPN.comRussell Westbrookhttps://twitter.com/JustinVerrier/status/852628112982630400Yeshttps://twitter.com/JustinVerrier/status/852628112982630400National/NO4/13@cole_Hixon
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J.A. AdandeESPNRussell Westbrook
https://twitter.com/AroundtheHorn/status/852616625912246272?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Etweet
Yes
https://twitter.com/AroundtheHorn/status/852616625912246272?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Etweet
4/13
@Westbrook_703
@baepride
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Calvin WatkinsESPNJames Hardenhttp://www.espn.co.uk/nba/story/_/id/19144679/2016-17-postseason-award-expert-picksYeshttps://twitter.com/DreamShakeSBN/status/851943777266782208
National/Houston
4/13
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Kevin ArnovitzESPNKawhi Leonard
http://www.espn.co.uk/nba/story/_/id/19144679/2016-17-postseason-award-expert-picks
Yeshttp://www.espn.com/espnradio/play?id=19151941National4/13James Harden
Russell Westbrook
LeBron James@shioriii0529
@RayanMansour
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Ramona ShelburneESPNRussell Westbrookhttp://www.espn.co.uk/nba/story/_/id/19144679/2016-17-postseason-award-expert-picks
2015 & 2016 ballots
National4/13
@cimmerianheart
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Kevin O'ConnorThe RingerJames Harden
https://www.instagram.com/p/BS2C_u5h02T/
Yes
https://www.instagram.com/p/BS2C_u5h02T/
National4/13LeBron James
Russell Westbrook
Kawhi LeonardStephen Curry
@TripleDoubleVGC
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Davide Chinellato
La Gazzetta dello Sport
James Harden
http://video.gazzetta.it/nba-james-harden-mvp-ecco-perche/8e0c4e7c-2050-11e7-9029-ab415b745f5b?refresh_ce-cp
Yes
https://twitter.com/dchinellato/status/852427580938608641
Italy4/14Russell WestbrookKawhi LeonardLeBron JamesStephen Curry
https://www.youtube.com/user/sanfranfanad?app=desktop
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Paul FlannerySB NationRussell Westbrook
http://www.sbnation.com/2017/4/14/15295104/nba-mvp-most-valuable-player-pick-vote-russell-westbrook
Yes
https://twitter.com/Pflanns/status/852310006456299520
National/BOS4/14James HardenKawhi LeonardLeBron JamesStephen Curry@kparekh21whhithjt
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Bill SimmonsThe RingerJames Hardenhttps://theringer.com/bill-simmons-2017-nba-mvp-james-harden-russell-westbrook-kawhi-leonard-4f617e8d5df5Yes4/11 BS Podcast
National/LA/BOS
4/14Russell WestbrookKawhi LeonardLeBron James
@kuzeyhanak13
@KhangDuong
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Sekou SmithNBA.comRussell Westbrookhttp://www.nba.com/article/2017/04/14/mvp-ladder-final-edition-russell-westbrook-beats-james-harden-our-vote?cid=nbacomsocial_tw_sf70531356Yeshttps://twitter.com/SekouSmithNBA/status/852699570903580673National/DET4/14James HardenLeBron JamesKawhi LeonardIsaiah Thomas@mrwesketball
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Richard WalkerGaston GazetteRussell Westbrookhttps://twitter.com/JRWalk22/status/852933547824488448Yeshttps://twitter.com/JRWalk22/status/852932124298686464Charlotte4/14
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K.C. JohnsonChicago TribuneRussell Westbrook
http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/basketball/bulls/ct-nba-awards-ballot-spt-0416-20170415-story.html
Yes
https://twitter.com/KCJHoop/status/852892353832640512
Chicago4/14James HardenLeBron JamesKawhi Leonard
Giannis Antetokounmpo
@yungbr00
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Joe VardonCleveland.comRussell Westbrook
https://twitter.com/joevardon/status/851784740076220417
Yes
http://www.cleveland.com/cavs/index.ssf/2017/04/russell_westbrook_for_nba_mvp.html
Cleveland4/14James HardenLeBron JamesKawhi LeonardIsaiah Thomas@Harsha_MY@ovMLJ
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Tony JonesSalt Lake TribuneJames Harden
https://twitter.com/tribjazz/status/852905959940775937
Yes
https://twitter.com/aaronfalk/status/851359917730537472
SLC4/14@Clintsmith_5
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Kurt Helin
NBC/Pro Basketball Talk
Russell Westbrook
http://nba.nbcsports.com/2017/04/14/2017-pbt-awards-most-valuable-player/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter
Yes
http://nba.nbcsports.com/2017/04/14/2017-pbt-awards-most-valuable-player/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter
National4/14James HardenKawhi LeonardLeBron JamesIsaiah Thomas@Davee1908
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Kristen LedlowNBA TVRussell Westbrook
https://twitter.com/ChrisVernonShow/status/852564803554074624
Yes
https://twitter.com/KristenLedlow/status/852987933267251200
National4/14
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Nate TaylorIndy StarKawhi Leonardhttps://mobile.twitter.com/ByNateTaylor/status/853032932193251329Yeshttps://mobile.twitter.com/ByNateTaylor/status/853032932193251329Indianapolis 4/14James Harden
Russell Westbrook
LeBron JamesStephen Curry
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Jason JonesSacramento BeeRussell Westbrookhttps://mobile.twitter.com/mr_jasonjones/status/853042083401048064Yeshttps://twitter.com/mr_jasonjones/status/844965152864665601Sacramento 4/14
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Bill Oram
Orange County Register
James Hardenhttp://www.1280thezone.com/bill-oram-bound-to-upset-jazz-fans-with-dpoy-vote/Yeshttp://www.1280thezone.com/bill-oram-bound-to-upset-jazz-fans-with-dpoy-vote/LA4/14
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Marcelo NogueiraOleJames Hardenhttps://twitter.com/mnogueira14/status/853062468092014592Yeshttps://twitter.com/mnogueira14/status/853062468092014592Argentina4/14Russell Westbrook@sebsgg24
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Erik HorneOklahomanRussell Westbrook
http://newsok.com/article/5545635
Yes
https://twitter.com/ErikHorneOK/status/852210797682065408
OKC4/15James HardenKawhi LeonardLeBron JamesIsaiah Thomas@Mo1230000JWalk OKC
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Kevin DingBleacher ReportJames Harden
https://twitter.com/baepride/status/853091143642357761
Yes
https://twitter.com/baepride/status/853091143642357761
National/LA4/15@thecatalyst1
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Eddie Sefko
The Dallas Morning New
James Hardenhttps://sportsday.dallasnews.com/dallas-mavericks/mavericks/2017/04/17/james-harden-mvp-russell-westbrook-plus-eddie-sefkos-nba-awardsYeshttps://sportsday.dallasnews.com/dallas-mavericks/mavericks/2017/04/14/spoiler-alerteddie-sefko-tells-winners-series-first-round-nba-playoffsDallas4/15Russell WestbrookKawhi LeonardLeBron JamesIsaiah ThomasSan Fran Fan
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Jeff ZillgittUSA TodayRussell Westbrook
https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nba/2017/04/15/how-usa-today-sports-nba-experts-voted-nba-mvp-other-awards/100497288/
Yes
https://twitter.com/JeffZillgitt/status/852285284725252100
National4/15James HardenLeBron JamesKawhi LeonardStephen Curry@clintsmith_5
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Sam AmickUSA TodayRussell Westbrook
https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nba/2017/04/15/how-usa-today-sports-nba-experts-voted-nba-mvp-other-awards/100497288/
Yes
https://twitter.com/Harsha_MY/status/853246236983349248
National4/15James HardenLeBron JamesKawhi LeonardIsaiah Thomas@Harsha_MY@cdhthegreat
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Rod BeardDetroit NewsRussell Westbrook
https://twitter.com/detnewsRodBeard/status/853078523380203520
Yes
https://twitter.com/detnewsRodBeard/status/852528350681870337
Detroit4/15@boomfire8
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Keith Pompey
Phildelphia Inquierer
Russell Westbrookhttps://twitter.com/PompeyOnSixers/status/851399232418447360Yeshttps://twitter.com/PompeyOnSixers/status/853272824215216129Philadelphia4/15@shufehyt@shioriii0529
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Charles Gardner
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Russell Westbrookhttp://www.jsonline.com/story/sports/nba/bucks/2017/04/14/bucks-podcast-bucks-raptors-preview-and-nba-awards/100491770/Yeshttp://www.jsonline.com/story/sports/nba/bucks/2017/04/14/bucks-podcast-bucks-raptors-preview-and-nba-awards/100491770/Milwaukee4/15James HardenKawhi LeonardLeBron James
Giannis Antetokounmpo
@boomfire8
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Yuan FangTencent-ESPNRussell Westbrook
https://twitter.com/YuFu627/status/852964369021321216
Yes
https://twitter.com/NVP86/status/852986447913267200
China4/15James Harden@NVP86
https://twitter.com/DreamShakeSBN/status/853333732459151361
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Matt WinerTurnerRussell Westbrookhttps://twitter.com/matt_winer/status/853080677755080705Yeshttps://twitter.com/matt_winer/status/851952674589351936National4/15James HardenKawhi LeonardLeBron JamesIsaiah Thomas@jorch24
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Marc BermanNY PostRussell Westbrook
http://nypost.com/2017/04/11/russell-westbrook-is-the-mvp-even-by-your-best-harden-logic/
Yes
https://twitter.com/NYPost_Berman/status/852917325196120066
NYC4/16James Harden
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Nira KhuranaExcelsiorJames Harden
https://twitter.com/drinkingtee/status/853671660989423616
Yes
https://twitter.com/Nirita/status/852330692155453440
Mexico4/16Russell Westbrook@drinkingtee
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Ric BucherBleacher ReportRussell Westbrook
http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2703594-bleacher-reports-nba-expert-awards-picks
Yes
https://twitter.com/RicBucher/status/853490142182424577
National4/16@mo1230000
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Jackie MacMullanESPNJames Hardenhttp://www.espn.co.uk/nba/story/_/id/19144679/2016-17-postseason-award-expert-picksYeshttps://twitter.com/AroundtheHorn/status/854090541826527232National4/17
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Kevin HarlanTurnerJames Hardenhttp://houston.cbslocal.com/2017/04/18/3t-tnt-play-by-play-kevin-harlan-04-18-17/Yeshttp://houston.cbslocal.com/2017/04/18/3t-tnt-play-by-play-kevin-harlan-04-18-17/National4/18Russell Westbrook@Taylorlpate
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Manny NavarroMiami HeraldRussell Westbrookhttps://mobile.twitter.com/Manny_Navarro/status/855520478735282176Yeshttps://twitter.com/Manny_Navarro/status/853002418832986112Miami4/21James Harden@Mo1230000
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Antoni Daimiel Moviestar+Russell Westbrookhttps://m.youtube.com/watch?v=-SM2gV83TkYYeshttps://twitter.com/ADaimiel/status/852535749970984960Spain4/21
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Lee JenkinsSIRussell Westbrookhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t_q70dekSmQYeshttps://twitter.com/SI_LeeJenkins/status/855106763393163265National4/20James Harden@Mo1230000
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Second Place Vote Simulation1st place vote on ballot with no 2nd placeTotal 1st or 2nd appearances on ballots with 1st & 2nd votesTotal ballots with 1st and 2nd place% of 1st or 2nd place on ballots w/ 1st & 2ndEstimated 2nd place votes won from confirmed ballotsEstimated second place points missing
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Russell Westbrook17333887%643
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James Harden7353892%16110
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This is used to simulate the 2nd place votes/points missing for ballots we have only determined the 1st place vote for.
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