Nikola Jokic, the center of the Denver Nuggets, won the NBA Most Valuable Player award for the second season in a row with a pass and a shot from a defender.
The 27-year-old Djokovic received 65 of the 100 first-place votes. Last season, he was the best choice for news media members and fans among 91 to 101 voters.
6 feet 11 Yokic is distinguished among the big men by how he can score goals from inside and hit the boards, but also kick from outside and find open teammates. He averaged 27.1 points per game in the regular season, second only to the center after Philadelphia’s Joel Embid, who was the league’s all-time leading scorer and finished second with 26 first-place votes. Jokic was the best among the centers in assists, in the game 7.9.
The ability to catch the ball and pass, lift and float with one hand is comparable to that of a water polo player, a game that Jokic enjoyed as a child in Serbia, where the sport is phenomenally popular. The combination of his skills made him the center of attack in the Nuggets’ sixth ranking.
Jokic’s stats in the regular season were in line with last season’s MVP figures, and he increased his defensive rebound to 11 in 8 games. He hit the top 10 in terms of points, assists and rebounds.
He became the first player in NBA history to score 2,000 points, 1,000 rebounds and 500 assists in a single season. Only Wilt Chamberlain, Kevin Garnett and Oscar Robertson reached 10 percent of those three figures in statistics for one season.
Jokic was 19 years old when he played for Serbia’s Mega Basket in the Adriatic League when the Nuggets drafted him in the second round in 2014. Yusuf Nurkic and Gary Harris, Denver’s first-round players that year, ended in a draw after trading with Chicago. Attention, while Jokic was considered a speculative choice.
He came to the NBA in the 2015-16 season and finished third in the Rookie of the Year voting, averaging 10 points per game. For the fourth season, 2018-19, he averaged 20.1 points per game and was named All-Star. That season he led the Nuggets to their first playoffs in six years and their first playoff series victory in 10 years. Denver reached the conference finals in 2019-2020.
The loss of defender Jamal Murray in the 2021-22 season was a blow to the Nuggets due to a knee injury, and as the sixth seed in the Western Conference playoffs, they lost in the first round to a hot Golden State team that had reached a peak. Suitable time, four games in one.
The future of the Nuggets will always be bright with Jokic. He Said last month That he was waiting for the extension of Supermax’s contract with the team. “If there is an offer on the table, of course I will accept it,” Djokic said.