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Kia Race To The MVP Ladder

The NBA League has announced a new breakdown of the race for the MVP award this season.

(Updated January 21, 2022) With great game performance lately, the center of the Denver Nuggets, Nikola Jokic, jumped on the list of MVP candidates in the NBA league and rise to the leading position on the list.

On the latest “KIA MVP list”, the Serbian center is at the very top thanks to the powerful performance of the past week.

He stood out the most in the match against the Los Angeles Clippers, when he recorded a triple-double with 49 points and an assist for Aaron Gordon at the end of overtime to win.

It was his third consecutive, and 10th triple-double of the season.

It became only the third center in history since the 1970/1971 season. who managed to achieve a triple-double with 45 plus points.

Before him, only Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Alwan Adams did that.

“If Nikola Jokic is not the MVP, then who is?”, Nuggets coach Michael Malone asked after LAC match.

That guy can beat you with his passing, his scoring, his rebounding, and that last pass to Aaron not only wins the game but gives him his 10th assist on the night, That’s why Nikola, again, is the MVP for me. He will give you the basket. in every way. It’s so much fun to watch him. When he ‘catches fire’, he slaps his chest and screams, man, I love it. I love seeing the engaged, emotional Nikola Jokic. And to be where we are now, obviously Nikola is great “Much of that,” Malone said.

Behind Jokic in KIA race are now Giannis Antetokounmpo, Joel Embiid, Kevin Durant and Chris Paul, who rounds out the top five players. (Updated January 21, 2022)

Top 10 NBA MVP 2022 race (Updated January 21, 2022)

  1. Nikola Jokic, Denver Nuggets, Season stats: 25.9 ppg, 13.9 rpg, 7.4 apg
  2. Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks, Season stats: 28.6 ppg, 11.3 rpg, 6.1 apg
  3. Joel Embiid, Philadelphia 76ers, Season stats: 28.0 ppg, 10.6 rpg, 4.2 apg
  4. Kevin Durant, Brooklyn Nets, Season stats: 29.3 ppg, 7.4 rpg, 5.8 apg
  5. Chris Paul, Phoenix Suns, Season stats: 14.0 ppg, 4.3 rpg, 10.0 apg
  6. Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors, Season stats: 26.9 ppg, 5.5 rpg, 6.1 apg
  7. DeMar DeRozan, Chicago Bulls
  8. Ja Morant, Memphis Grizzlies 
  9. Rudy Gobert, Utah Jazz
  10. LeBron James, Los Angeles
Nikola Jokic Denver Nuggets star (source: NBA)

(Updated December 17, 2021) There have been changes at the top and instead of Steph Curry, the first place this Friday is held by his former teammate, Kevin Durant.

Despite breaking the record in the number of threes scored by Steph Curry the Warriors Shooting guard, There have been changes at the top and instead of Steph Curry, the first place this Friday is held by his former teammate, Kevin Durant the Nets Power forward is the one who leads the race for the NBA most valuable player (MVP) in the strongest league in the world.

“I know he’s enjoying himself. I know he’s trying to pull his teammates with him. It’s not safe to rely on him so much. We’re going to have to figure out a way to rest him,” said Steve Nash, Brooklyn’s coach.

Kevin Durant has an average of 29.7 points, 7.9 rebounds, and 5.9 assists this season.

Steph Curry’s numbers are somewhat weaker (26.9p, 5.5rb, 6.1as), but that is not the most important thing.

Denver Nuggets Nikola Jokic climbed from 4th to 3rd position, he is behind Curry, although he has better statistical parameters. It is obvious that Denver is not playing at a high level right now it will not help Jokic in the MVP race.

In the top 10 on the list are Janis Adetokunbo, Chris Paul, Donovan Mitchell, Rudy Gobert, Zach Lavine, Trey Young, and LeBron James. And five more players made the list: Anthony Davis, Los Angeles Lakers; DeMar DeRozan, Chicago Bulls; Luka Doncic, Dallas Mavericks; Joel Embiid, Philadelphia 76ers; James Harden, Brooklyn Nets.

Kevin Durant, Brooklyn Nets ( source: NBA)

Top 10 NBA MVP 2022 race (Updated December 17, 2021)

  1. Kevin Durant, Brooklyn Nets, Season stats: 29.7 ppg, 7.9 rpg, 5.9 apg
  1. Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors, Season stats: 26.9 ppg, 5.5 rpg, 6.1 apg
  2. Nikola Jokic, Denver Nuggets, Season stats: 26.6 ppg, 13.6 rpg, 7.5 apg
  3. Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks, Season stats: 27.0 ppg, 11.6 rpg, 5.8 apg
  4. Chris Paul, Phoenix Suns, Season stats: 14.5 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 10.1 apg
  5. Donovan Mitchell, Utah Jazz
  6. Rudy Gobert, Utah Jazz
  7. Zach LaVine, Chicago Bulls
  8. Trae Young, Atlanta Hawks
  9. LeBron James, Los Angeles Lakers

Source: NBA

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