The second half of the 2011-12 NBA season is about to start, and it's anybody's game as to the MVP race. Teammates LeBron James and Dwyane Wade are making their cases in Miami, while newcomers like Jeremy Lin have injected themselves into the argument with stellar performances. Who gets your vote?

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Awards: Who deserves the Defensive Player of the Year, Sixth Man of the Year, and more?

NBA MVP Candidates

LaMarcus Aldridge

LaMarcus Aldridge

21.6 PPG, 8.3 RPG 2.6 APG

Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant

28.7 PPG, 5.8 RPG, 4.9 APG

Kevin Durant

Kevin Durant

28.1 PPG, 7.9 RPG, 3.3 APG

Blake Griffin

Blake Griffin

21.2 PPG, 11.1 RPG, 2.9 APG

Dwight Howard

Dwight Howard

20.7 PPG, 15.0 RPG, 2.2 BPG, 1.9 APG

LeBron James

LeBron James

27.6 PPG, 8.4 RPG, 6.8 APG

Al Jefferson

Al Jefferson

18.7 PPG, 9.4 RPG, 2.2 APG

Jeremy Lin

Jeremy Lin

14.6 PPG, 6.1 APG, 3.0 RPG

Kevin Love

Kevin Love

25.4 PPG, 13.7 RPG, 2.0 APG

Steve Nash

Steve Nash

13.8 PPG, 10.9 APG, 3.1 RPG

Chris Paul

Chris Paul

19.7 PPG, 8.3 APG, 3.65RPG, 2.2 SPG

Derrick Rose

Derrick Rose

22.4 PPG, 7.7 APG, 3.3 RPG

Dwyane Wade

Dwyane Wade

22.5 PPG, 4.8 APG, 4.2 RPG

Russell Westbrook

Russell Westbrook

23.7 PPG, 5.5 APG, 4.9 RPG

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