NBA MVP 2012 Power Rankings: Boston Celtics Not Represented

Tom Ziller published his latest NBA MVP Power Rankings on Wednesday morning, and -- no surprise here -- zero Boston Celtics were named among his top 10 MVP candidates.

Lebron James leads Ziller's list, followed by Kevin Durant, Kobe Bryant, Dwight Howard and Kevin Love.

If the Celtics were to pick a team MVP, Rajon Rondo would be the leading candidate. The point guard is averaging 15.0 points, 9.4 assists, 5.1 rebounds and approximately three "how the heck did he just convert a layup when none of his teammates even crossed half court yet?" plays per game.

Paul Pierce has also begun to resemble the fiercely efficient scoring machine Boston has come to expect, averaging 26.5 points on just 14.5 shots in his past two games after struggling with the effects of an injured heel for the season's first month or so.

Boston bamboozled the Orlando Magic Monday while surging to an 87-56 win, and perhaps the Celtics will sneak someone into Ziller's MVP rankings if they resume winning basketball games on a consistent basis.

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