Mike James, AS Monaco
Nikola Mirotic was named the EuroLeague MVP in 2022, but James was one of the main contenders for the award after leading Monaco to the playoffs in its first-ever season in the competition. The nine-season EuroLeague veteran is Monaco's go-to player and leader on the floor, and he has helped lead it to fourth in the standings with a record of 15-9. James, who was named the MVP of the Month for October, is averaging 17.3 points, 3.6 rebounds, 4.8 assists, 1.2 steals and a PIR of 18.0, as he does a bit of everything for a team with big ambitions. Monaco is just two games back of EuroLeague leader Olympiacos, so some big performances by James down the stretch could help it rise further up the standings.