It is far, far too early to have a serious MVP discussion in the NBA.
But if you were, Russell Westbrook would be the favorite. Other guys would and should get mentions — James Harden, Kevin Durant, Kawhi Leonard, et al. — but Westbrook is averaging 30.9 points, 10.9 rebounds, and 11.3 assists per game, with a dozen triple-doubles and leading the Thunder to a 14-9 record.
Westbrook, you excited to be the early leader in this race?
That is exactly what you would expect Westbrook to say.
Of course, he’s only got a shot at one of those two things this year, and a ring isn’t one of them. No matter how well he plays.