Nikola Jokic is undoubtedly one of the most sought-after international talents in the league. The 26-year-old has plenty of tricks up his sleeve and is not afraid to use them in-game. Moreover, he is nimble for a center and can weave through opposition defenses with remarkable ease.
As far as the MVP conversation is concerned, “The Joker” is topping the charts. He has led the KIA MVP Ladder for three weeks in a row and has shown no signs of relent. Critics and analysts have touted him as the second coming of the great Wilt Chamberlain.
On Sunday night, TV analyst and former player Kendrick Perkins tweeted about Jokic’s prospect of winning the MVP. He said, “Jokic is not only going to win MVP but he’s such a joy to watch!!! He honestly don’t have 1 Flaw offensively…the man does it all. Real Talk!”
Jokic is not only going to win MVP but he’s such a Joy to watch!!! He honestly don’t have 1 Flaw offensively…the man does it all. Real Talk!
— Kendrick Perkins (@KendrickPerkins) April 11, 2021
Nikola Jokic and his quest for the coveted award
Based on individual performances alone, Jokic is a country-mile ahead of every other competitor in the league. However, the MVP award also takes team performance into account. Nikola Jokic is a complete team player in that aspect. He contributes heavily towards the progress of his team on both ends of the court.
The Serbian has averaged 26.3 points per game through the course of this season. He has also provided 10.9 rebounds and 8.7 assists per game. The stats are a testament to his unparalleled contribution to the Denver outfit.
Another aspect that has benefited him is his ability to mold his game according to the flow of the game. In a recent game against the Orlando Magic, Jokic tweaked his game when the shots were not falling for him. He quickly switched to providing assists and made a match-winning impact on the game.
Nikola Jokic is one frontrunner for the MVP award this season. There are players like Damian Lillard and Joel Embiid who will look to snatch it from him. However, if he continues his fiery streak from now until the end of the season, it will be very hard for others to catch him.
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