Denver’s Nikola Jokić Named As NBA MVP
Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokić has been named as the Most Valuable Player for the 2020-2021 NBA Season, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic.
The Serbian center has bested Philadelphia 76ers big man Joel Embiid and Golden State Warriors star guard Stephen Curry for the individual citation.
Prior to the announcement, Jokić was already favored to clinch his first NBA MVP trophy after submitting season averages of 26.4 points, 10.8 rebounds, 8.3 assists and 1.3 steals per game.
Jokić, who became the lowest draft pick in the NBA history to win MVP, also led the Nuggets to the Western Conference semifinals where they will face Phoenix Suns.