Nikola Jokic is once again named the most valuable player in the NBA, according to a media report.
Nuggets centre Jokic will receive his second MVP trophy, as he did after the preseason, ESPN reported on Monday. The 27-year-old was among the favourites for the prestigious award alongside Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks and Joel Embiid (Philadelphia 76ers). There was no official confirmation from the league at first, but it is expected to follow this week.
It would be the fourth MVP trophy in a row to go to players from Europe. Before Jokic, Greece’s Antetokounmpo had won the award twice in a row.
Jokic has already been eliminated from the play-offs with the Denver Nuggets, the Colorado team lost 4-1 to the Golden State Warriors in round one. Antetokounmpo and Embiid are still represented with their teams. However, as is well known, the award only refers to performances in the Regular Season.