Team: Oklahoma City Thunder
2013-14 Stats: 21.8 PPG, 5.7 RPG, 6.9 APG, 1.9 SPG

As long as Kevin Durant is on the Thunder, Westbrook can not going to win an MVP award. Or can he?

This season, Westbrook is going to have to play at least a month—and probably longer—without Durant, who suffered a foot injury in the preseason. And that'll give him the chance to prove how important he is to the Thunder. Westbrook insists he's not going to approach the game any differently than he already does. But expect to see his scoring average go up and to see him try to become even more of a leader than he already is. He might not come out and admit it, but this is a huge opportunity for him and we wouldn't be surprised at all if he made the most of it and threw his name into the MVP discussion at the start of the season.