Even at the beginning of the season, the possibility of Nikola Jokic (28, 211cm) being selected as the MVP was low.
It’s not because my skills aren’t good enough or my personal records aren’t good enough. Yokichi is the main MVP for the last two seasons in a row.
In NBA history, only Bill Russell, Wilt Chamberlain, and Larry Bird have been named MVP for three consecutive seasons. The most recent must go back 37 years.
It is difficult to show MVP-level performance for three consecutive years, but if the record is similar, it is largely due to the tendency of the voting panel to vote for the new player rather than the player who became the previous MVP.
However, Jokichi’s recent performance transcends all of this. His triple-double is like eating rice, and even though he is a big man, he is second in the league in assists. The field goal success rate of over 60% is a career high, and the efficiency has improved.
His average performance this season was 25.1 points, 11 rebounds, 9.9 assists, 1.4 steals, 62.6% field goal success rate, and 37.2% 3-point shot success rate. In addition, the team’s performance, which has a great influence on MVP voting, was supported.
Denver is currently in first place in the Western Conference with an eight-game winning streak. If the season ends like this, there is a high possibility that the MVP will belong to Jokic.
Jokić has already rewritten his history. On the 19th (Korean time), he surpassed Joe English and became the most assisted player in Denver history.
English congratulated Jokic, saying, “I want to say congratulations to Jokic. Eventually, I knew my all-time assist record would be broken. Jokic will receive his third NBA MVP.”
“Having a lot of assists means I’m a good player for the team. That’s what I want to be. I want people to remember me as a player who really has a good influence on the team.” 바카라사이트