Is star Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum the clear favorite to win the 2023 NBA Kia Most Valuable Player award?

Is star Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum the clear favorite to win the 2023 NBA Kia Most Valuable Player award?

Is superstar Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum the clear favorite to win the 2023 NBA Kia Most Valuable Player award? No player in the league has enjoyed greater individual or team success so far in their respective 2022-23 campaigns thus far, and no player has been a better scorer or defender this season.

But is that alone enough to call the St. Louis native the runaway favorite in the early going of this campaign? Or does Tatum have more to prove against Luka Doncic, Stephen Curry, Nikola Jokic and Joel Embiid.

The hosts of the CLNS Media “Garden Report” podcast recently debated where Tatum stands in the 2023 MVP race.

Take a look at the clip embedded above to hear where they came down on Taco Jay’s first run at the award.

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Story originally appeared on Celtics Wire