2024 MVP | Nikola Jokic makes the three pass! • USA Basketball

Also present on the podium, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (640 points) and Luka Doncic (566 points) would have been good winners, but it already seemed written that Nikola Jokic (926 points) would obtain the trophy of “ Most Valuable Player (MVP) » 2024. Unsurprisingly, the NBA has therefore announced its coronation and this constitutes nothing less than the… third of its career, after 2021 and 2022!

Like Bill Russell, Wilt Chamberlain, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Moses Malone, Larry Bird, Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan and LeBron James before him, the “Joker” joins the club of triple winners of the most prestigious individual award. Reclaiming his crown with 79 first places (out of 100), after leaving it to Joel Embiid a year ago.

A few months after winning the NBA title and Finals MVP, Nikola Jokic confirms his status as the best basketball player on the planet. The result of this new high-flying regular season with the Nuggetswhich he led to 2nd place in the West (57-25, but tied with the Thunder, leader) thanks to his 26.4 points, 12.4 rebounds, 9.0 assists and 1.4 interceptions on average (at 58% shooting , 36% on 3-pointers and 82% on free throws).

However, the 29-year-old pivot will now have to put an end to the “curse” that has existed since 2015 in the NBA, since it was from this year (Stephen Curry – Warriors) that the MVP no longer managed to be crowned champion in the process. Things are off to a bad start at the moment, while Denver finds itself 0-2 against Minnesota in the conference semi-finals, with the next two matches to be played against Minneapolis…

Note: the Americans continue to be dominated by international players in the “Michael Jordan Trophy” rankings, because they have not won it since… 2018 (James Harden). The consequence of the different coronations of Giannis Antetokounmpo, Joel Embiid and Nikola Jokic, therefore.

Nikola Jokic Percentage Rebounds
Season Team MJ Min Shots 3pts L.F. Off Def Early Pd Party Int Bp Ct Pts
2015-16 DEN 80 22 51.2 33.3 81.1 2.3 4.7 7.0 2.4 2.6 1.0 1.3 0.6 10.0
2016-17 DEN 73 28 57.8 32.4 82.5 2.9 6.9 9.8 4.9 2.9 0.8 2.3 0.8 16.7
2017-18 DEN 75 33 49.9 39.6 85.0 2.6 8.1 10.7 6.1 2.8 1.2 2.8 0.8 18.5
2018-19 DEN 80 31 51.1 30.7 82.1 2.9 8.0 10.8 7.3 2.9 1.4 3.1 0.7 20.1
2019-20 DEN 73 32 52.8 31.4 81.7 2.3 7.5 9.7 7.0 3.0 1.2 3.1 0.6 20.0
2020-21 DEN 72 35 56.6 38.8 86.8 2.9 8.0 10.8 8.3 2.7 1.3 3.1 0.7 26.4
2021-22 DEN 74 34 58.3 33.7 81.0 2.8 11.0 13.8 7.9 2.6 1.5 3.8 0.9 27.1
2022-23 DEN 69 34 63.2 38.3 82.2 2.4 9.4 11.8 9.8 2.5 1.3 3.6 0.7 24.5
2023-24 DEN 79 35 58.3 35.9 81.7 2.8 9.5 12.4 9.0 2.5 1.4 3.0 0.9 26.4
Total 675 31 55.7 35.0 82.7 2.6 8.1 10.7 6.9 2.7 1.2 2.9 0.7 21.0

How to read the stats? MJ = matches played; Min = Minutes; Shots = Successful shots / Attempted shots; 3pts = 3-points / 3-points attempted; LF = free throws made / free throws attempted; Off = offensive rebound; Def=defensive rebound; Tot = Total rebounds; Pd = assists; Fte: Personal fouls; Int = Intercepts; Bp = Lost balls; Ct: Against; Pts = Points.

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