The Denver Nuggets star Nikola Jokic is considered one of the best players in the NBA and he continued his dominance by being a top contender, on third consecutive for the MVP Award. Follow for more NBA players updates here!
This 2022-2023 season, the Serbian Phenom continued his MVP caliber performance and took it to another level and poised himself on the MVP Ladder, playing his position with Top 3 and currently leading the ladder behind his fellow European Luka Doncic. Only three players in the history of the NBA have won three consecutive MVPs: Bill Russel (1960-1963), Wilt Chamberlain (1965-1968), and Larry Bird (1984-1986). For 2023 all star game nba tickets updates and quick news here!
Despite many doubts early in this season, with “The Joker” might experience the usual NBA Awards voter fatigue, where he could be at the major disadvantage and given the performance of the Nuggets last season, where they finished sixth in the West and was once again bounced out of the second round. Well, it is not Nikola Jokic’s fault given that the team last season suffered many fallbacks mainly due to injuries.
Now, the Denver Nuggets this season is racking up numbers after numbers, with their main point guard Jamal Murray came back from an injury, Michael Porter Jr si also back, and Aaron Gordon improved his scoring career giving their main star Jokic all helps he needed with clinching the first seed in the West in a 27-13 record and on a third game winning streak.
The Serbian Big Man has the chip on his shoulder, a motivation when he was excluded to be part of the NBA’s 75th Anniversary Team – given the fact at that time he only had one MVP and his second was still on the way. However, his elite playmaking, insane scoring ability, and basketball vision is really superb, raising the bar higher for the NBA Modern big man.
If Denver Nuggets continue their winning passion till the end of the regular season, with Jokic leading the win share and efficiency while they were sitting at the first seed of the West, there will be no doubt that Serbian Joker will achieve another history for being the fourth player to win third consecutive MVPs.
He made a marquee performance last December in which he posted four 40-point games, including the out-of-this-world 40-27-10 outing against the Charlotte Hornets and another 41-15-15 on a Christmas Day.
Now, the biggest threat for Jokic achieving his third MVP is the Dallas Mavericks’ star Luka Doncic who never won the MVP in his five-year career. The 23 year-old Slovenian does not have to worry about the voter’s fatigue and was on a major advantage of winning the title. He is carrying the Dallas Mavericks into a respectable spot in the West and on a winning output while producing an impressive 31.78 PER.
Nikola Jokic’s other competitors are the Boston Celtics’ forward Jayson Tatum, and the Milwaukee Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo.
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