Last year, at 26, Paul George may have had the best season of his NBA career. He posted career-highs in field goal percentage, 3-point percentage, free-throw percentage and scoring, as well as his second-highest PER. Yet he didn’t receive a single MVP vote. Part of this was because of the historic seasons had by others, part of this was because his Indiana Pacers finished with just 42 wins. Now, teamed with reigning MVP Russell Westbrook in Oklahoma City, George will be tasked with taking a 47-win team to the next plateau. He’ll be playing at a faster pace, with an all-world point guard. Forget just getting MVP votes, why can’t he just win the damn thing? —R.B.