Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry will be named the NBA’s most valuable player today, according to a person familiar with the outcome of the media vote.
The person spoke to USA TODAY Sports on condition of anonymity because the award winner has not been made public.
Curry, whose Warriors had the league’s best record in the regular season (67-15) and are up 1-0 on the Memphis Grizzlies in the Western Conference Semifinals, averaged 23.8 points (47% overall, 44% from three-point range), 7.7 assists, and two steals per game.
While the specifics of the vote are not yet known, Curry was widely expected to be in a close race with the Houston Rockets’ James Harden. Curry becomes just the second Warriors player to be named MVP, joining Wilt Chamberlain (1959-60).
CSN Bay Area first reported the story.