Basketball Bundesliga MVP 20/21 Predictions

Jaleen Smith für die MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg

Michal Michalak, Trae Bell-Haynes and Jaleen Smith can each be considered to be in contention of winning the BBL 20/21 MVP award this german basketball season. WettenTips gives you the predictions of who could be crowned the next winner.

The MVP – Most Valuable Player – award can be a rather disputed and controversial award to be handed out at the end of the season as it could be argued difficult to define how valuable one player actually is to a team, however there is no disputing that whoever does win the MVP award at the end of the basketball season will have been crucial to their team’s Basketball Bundesliga performances throughout the duration of the campaign.

The 20/21 BBL season is already in full swing, with each of the german teams involved in the competition having already played a number of matches, therefore making a prediction about who could be shortlisted for the MVP award at this early stage can already be justified.

Potential 20/21 BBL MVP Candidate: Trae Bell-Haynes

The basketball player is having a blinding season for the Crailsheim Merlins, as he has continued to provide his squad with a number of impressive performances. The Canadian – who plays as a point guard – has managed to accumulate a number of points in his first year with the BBL team.

Although Trae Bell-Haynes has experience of the Bundesliga Basketball League due to a spell with Skyliners Frankfurt at the beginning of his professional career, he has come into his own in recent years after having played in North America and Finland.

At the Helsinki Seagulls, he managed to achieve an average of 12.9 points per game, 3.9 rebounds and 4.8 assists per game. He has continued to be on fire in regards to putting up points, as Trae Bell-Haynes has managed an average of 20.5 points, 4.5 total rebounds and 8.1 assists in the 15 matches played so far for his team and that’s why he is part of our top for this prediction. 

20/21 BBL MVP Challenger: Michal Michalak

Shooting guard, Michal Michalak, could give Bell-Haynes a run for this money in the pursuit of the 20/21 Basketball Bundesliga Most Valuable Player award this season. The Polish player has been in lethal form for Mitteldeutscher BC, having managed to achieve a total points average of 20.4, 4.3 rebounds and 3 assists so far. This has to be considered rather good for a debut season in the german Bundesliga Basketball League, despite the fact that Michal Michalak has earned a reputation of being a journeyman of sorts.

Prediction For The MVP Of 20/21 BBL: Jaleen Smith

American Jaleen Smith has continued to impress in the BBL basketball season of 20/21 with the MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg team and has shown how influential he can be. At the time of writing, the basketball team currently sit at the top of the BBL table and their point guard is one of the main reasons as to why they have been able to claim that position. Also we predict MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg features to finish in the top 3 teams of the german first division of basketball.

He has been steadily improving over the last few seasons, with the American clearly taking to the German basketball league with each performance. In the last season – the 19/20 BBL – Smith managed to achieve an average of 10.7 points, 3.5 total rebounds and 2.7 assists.

In comparison, his 20/21 BBL performances have seen Smith manage to achieve an average of 16.9 points, 6.5 rebounds and 5 assists; a significant improvement on last year, thus making him incredibly valuable to MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg, maybe their Most Valuable Player.

WettenTips’ Prediction For 20/21 BBL MVP Award

If the 3 basketball players mentioned can continue to show the figures that they are currently displaying in the 20/21 Bundesliga Basketball League, German first division looks to be an interesting basketball competition and the MVP award could certainly prove to be a lot more interesting than it has in previous years.

With the way that MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg are playing at the moment and with how Jaleen Smith has taken his game to another level, it would not be a surprise to see him lift the coveted MVP award if things were to continue in the same fashion throughout the rest of the 20/21 BBL campaign, so naturally Jaleen Smith is our prediction for MVP.

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