Nuggets Superstar Nikola Jokic Wins Second Consecutive MVP

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After a tightly-contested NBA MVP race, sources are reporting that Denver Nuggets superstar Nikola Jokic has won the award. An ESPN report on Monday morning confirmed the award winner.

Nikola Jokic put up otherworldly statistics for the second straight season. Jokic posted 27.1 points, 7.9 assists, and 13.8 rebounds per game for the 48-34 Nuggets. Denver, unfortunately, saw an early exit from the postseason largely due to injuries to supporting stars.

The 2022 MVP race was one of the closer races in recent memory. The conversation fluctuated between different favorites, and by the end, it was a three-man race.

The three contenders were Jokic, the 76ers’ Joel Embiid, and the Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo. The NBA has yet to reveal how close the voting was. Those three candidates, though, likely split the lions’ share of the votes.

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A 2022 NBA MVP award win marks the second straight win for Nikola Jokic. Giannis Antetokounmpo was the last to achieve the feat, doing so in the two seasons prior to Jokic’s awards.

Nikola Jokic won the award this season in a deserved fashion. The center posted historic traditional stats, as well as league-leading advanced metrics in many categories.

Jokic managed to lead the Denver Nuggets to nearly 50 wins, despite the season-long absence of co-star Jamal Murray. The Nuggets also lost sharpshooter Michael Porter Jr. for a significant chunk of the season to injury.

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Among many statistical achievements, Nikola Jokic this season became the first player to score 2500 points, grab 1000 rebounds, and dish 500 assists in a single season.

Perhaps the best passing center the game has ever seen, Nikola Jokic marks a second consecutive season of dominance with his second NBA MVP award.