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NBA: Nikola Djokic named MVP of the regular season

Nikola Jokić (on the ball) has been recognized as the most valuable player in the NBA regular season.

Basketball player Nikola Jokic has been recognized as the most valuable player in the regular season of the NBA. Denver Nuggets Middle have passed Joel Embiid and Stephen Curry. He is the third European and the first Serbian to receive this award.

Earlier, German Dirk Nowitzki (2007) and Greek Giannis Antikonmo (2019 and 2020) received awards from the Old Continent. 100 journalists, not only from the United States, but also participated in the vote. Jokic received 971 votes, Embiid – 586 and Curry – 453.

The Serbian has played in all 72 matches this season for the Nuggets. He averaged 26.4 points, earned 10.8 rebounds and 8.3 assists. The Nuggets finished their third regular season at Conference Western, in the playoffs they are in the conference semifinals and lost their first game to the Phoenix Suns on Monday 105:122 they managed to eliminate the Portland Trail Blazers in the first round.

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Jokic is the first Denver player in history to be named NBA Most Valuable Player. – It’s a huge success, but I told the boys that I’m not the only one who won this award. We did it together. It is an individual award, but all the players and staff of the club have it. Thank you all commented.

Never before has an MVP become a player with such a low draft number. Jokić was voted 41st in 2014. The lowest ranked player to date was Antetokounmpo, chosen by the Milwaukee Bucks as their 15th choice.

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