Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic is this year’s NBA MVP. Jokic played all 72 games and finished the regular season with averages of 26.4 points per game, 10.8 rebounds per game, and 8.3 assists per game. Jokic also shot 56% from the field, 39% from three, and 87% from the free-throw line. Jokic finished third in the NBA in total assists.
With co-star Jamal Murray missing the last 24 games of the season, Jokic still kept the Nuggets afloat leading them to a 47-25 record and third in the western conference.
Jokic also led the NBA in player efficiency (31.3), win shares (15.6), and box plus-minus (11.7).