Nuggets’ Nikola Jokic wins 2021-22 Kia Most Important Player award

Nuggets center Nikola Jokic becomes the 13th player in NBA history to be called MVP in consecutive seasons.

NEW YORK – Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic named 2021-22 Kia NBA Most Valuable Player, NBA announced today.

This is the second Kia NBA Player of the Year Award for Jokic, who also received honors last season. He will be the 13th player to win the award in successive seasons, joining Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Larry Bird, Wilt Chamberlain, Stephen Curry, Tim Duncan, LeBron James, Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan, Moses Malone, Steve Nash and Bill. Russell.

Jokić received 875 points (first 65 votes) from the international team of 100 playwrights and broadcasters. Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid finished in second place with 706 points (26 first votes). Milwaukee Bucks player Giannis Antetokounmpo finished third with 595 (nine votes), followed by Phoenix Suns Devin Booker in fourth place with 216 and Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Dončić in 146th place. for the first place, seven points for every second vote, five points for every third vote, three points for every fourth place vote and one point for every five-vote vote.

The Nuggets travel 5,600 miles to Sombor, Serbia to present Nikola Jokic with his 2021-22 Kia MVP award.

This is the first time that all three and four of the finalists in the Kia NBA Most Valuable Player Award have become international players, with Jokić (Serbia), Embiid (Cameroon) and Antetokounmpo (Greece) having the top three. and Dončić (Slovenia) have made it to the top five. Jokić is the second European player to win the award several times, joining Antetokounmpo, MVP in the 2018-19 and 2019-20 seasons.

In his seventh NBA season, Jokic scored 27.1 points, 13.8 rebounds, 7.9 assists, 1.47 steals and 0.85 blocks per game, placing high performances in each team except the assistants (second highest). Jokic, who played 74 games and lasted 33.5 minutes, sat sixth in the NBA points, second in the playoffs, eighth in the assist, 12 steals and 33 in the playoffs. He led the league with a return (1,019) and a full defense (813). His top 58.3 career goals were eighth in the NBA.

Jokic, 27, became the first player in NBA history to score at least 2,000 points, 1,000 rebounds and 500 assists in one season and the first player to have approximately 25.0 points, 13.0 rebounds and 6.0 assists in a season. He led the NBA in three and 19 innings and twice with 66, all-season records for a Nuggets player.

Jokić scored his fourth consecutive NBA All-Star victory and his second consecutive start with the All-Star. He was twice named the Kia NBA Western Conference Player of the Month (January and March / April) and the NBA Western Conference Player of the Week (Jan. 24 and April 4).

Check out the highlights of this year’s Kia Key Player Nikola Jokic’s 2021-2022 and Denver Nuggets.

Behind Jokic, the Nuggets (48-34) qualified for the NBA Playoffs hosted by Google Pixel for the fourth consecutive season. With Denver trying to secure a place at the end of the season, Jokic scored 35.7 points, 16.3 rebounds, 7.4 assists and 2.14 steals in his last seven games.

The Nuggets voted for Jokic in the 41st round of the 2014 NBA Draft. Last season, he became the lowest player to win the Kia NBA Most Valuable Player Award with the exception of three-time winner Moses Malone, who was not selected in the NBA Draft.

Jokic was presented with a special 75th Anniversary commemorative trophy today in celebration of the award, awarded in addition to the Kia NBA Most Valuable Player Award trophy, which he will receive later. The commemorative competition, made of solid crystal basketball, has an NBA 75 logo 3D laser fixed and suspended in the center.

Results for the 2021-22 Kia NBA Most Valuable Player Award are below. Voting was registered by the independent accounting firm Ernst & Young LLP.



A yearly list of Kia NBA Most Valuable Player Awards winners:

• 2021-22 – Nikola Jokic, Denver Nuggets (Voting)

• 2020-21 – Nikola Jokic, Denver Nuggets (Voting)

• 2019-20 – Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks (Voting)

• 2018-19 – Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks (Voting)

• 2017-18 – James Harden, Houston Rockets (Voting)

• 2016-17 – Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City Thunder (Voting)

• 2015-16 – Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors (Voting)

• 2014-15 – Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors

• 2013-14 – Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City Thunder

• 2012-13 – LeBron James, Miami Heat

• 2011-12 – LeBron James, Miami Heat

• 2010-11 – Derrick Rose, Chicago Bulls

• 2009-10 – LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers

• 2008-09 – LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers

• 2007-08 – Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers

• 2006-07 – Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas Mavericks

• 2005-06 – Steve Nash, Phoenix Suns

• 2004-05 – Steve Nash, Phoenix Suns

• 2003-04 – Kevin Garnett, Minnesota Timberwolves

• 2002-03 – Tim Duncan, San Antonio Spurs

• 2001-02 – Tim Duncan, San Antonio Spurs

• 2000-01 – Allen Iverson, Philadelphia 76ers

• 1999-00 – Shaquille O’Neal, Los Angeles Lakers

• 1998-99 – Karl Malone, Utah Jazz

• 1997-98 – Michael Jordan, Chicago Bulls

• 1996-97 – Karl Malone, Utah Jazz

• 1995-96 – Michael Jordan, Chicago Bulls

• 1994-95 – David Robinson, San Antonio Spurs

• 1993-94 – Hakeem Olajuwon, Houston Rockets

• 1992-93 – Charles Barkley, Phoenix Suns

• 1991-92 – Michael Jordan, Chicago Bulls

• 1990-91 – Michael Jordan, Chicago Bulls

• 1989-90 – Magic Johnson, Los Angeles Lakers

• 1988-89 – Magic Johnson, Los Angeles Lakers

• 1987-88 – Michael Jordan, Chicago Bulls

• 1986-87 – Magic Johnson, Los Angeles Lakers

• 1985-86 – Larry Bird, Boston Celtics

• 1984-85 – Larry Bird, Boston Celtics

• 1983-84 – Larry Bird, Boston Celtics

• 1982-83 – Moses Malone, Philadelphia 76ers

• 1981-82 – Moses Malone, Houston Rockets

• 1980-81 – Julius Erving, Philadelphia 76ers

• 1979-80 – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Los Angeles Lakers

• 1978-79 – Moses Malone, Houston Rockets

• 1977-78 – Bill Walton, Portland Trail Blazers

• 1976-77 – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Los Angeles Lakers

• 1975-76 – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Los Angeles Lakers

• 1974-75 – Bob McAdoo, Buffalo Braves

• 1973-74 – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Milwaukee Bucks

• 1972-73 – Dave Cowens, Boston Celtics

• 1971-72 – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Milwaukee Bucks

• 1970-71 – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Milwaukee Bucks

• 1969-70 – Willis Reed, New York Knicks

• 1968-69 – Wes Unseld, Baltimore Bullets

• 1967-68 – Wilt Chamberlain, Philadelphia 76ers

• 1966-67 – Wilt Chamberlain, Philadelphia 76ers

• 1965-66 – Wilt Chamberlain, Philadelphia 76ers

• 1964-65 – Bill Russell, Boston Celtics

• 1963-64 – Oscar Robertson, Cincinnati Royals

• 1962-63 – Bill Russell, Boston Celtics

• 1961-62 – Bill Russell, Boston Celtics

• 1960-61 – Bill Russell, Boston Celtics

• 1959-60 – Wilt Chamberlain, Philadelphia Warriors

• 1958-59 – Bob Pettit, St. Louis Hawks

• 1957-58 – Bill Russell, Boston Celtics

• 1956-57 – Bob Cousy, Boston Celtics

• 1955-56 – Bob Pettit, St. Louis Hawks

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