Midseason MVP Ladder

January 27, 2022 Midseason MVP Ladder

By:

Nikola Jokic Surges to the Top of the Midseason MVP Race

A busy night in the NBA brought ten games to the court, but we’re taking a break to look at the latest changes to the MVP ladder. The last three MVP awards have went to the bigs, and that trend is likely to continue. Nikola Jokic of the Denver Nuggets has asserted himself to the top of the board. The reigning MVP could make his case for a second straight honor even though the Nuggets aren’t even top-5 in the Western Conference. DeMar DeRozan has vaulted into the top-5 in the MVP race, and he could gain steam down the stretch with the Bulls relying on him more due to injuries. Here’s our latest look at the MVP race.

 

Midseason MVP Ladder

1. Nikola Jokic (DEN): 26.2 ppg, 13.9 reb, 7.6 ast

2. Giannis Antetokounmpo (MIL): 28.6 ppg, 11.3 reb, 6.0 ast

3. Joel Embiid (PHI): 29.0 ppg, 10.8 reb, 4.3 ast

4. Steph Curry (GSW): 25.8 ppg, 5.4 reb, 6.2 ast

5. DeMar DeRozan (CHI): 26.3 ppg, 5.0 reb, 4.8 ast

 

Honorable Mentions: Ja Morant (MEM), Kevin Durant (BKN), Devin Booker (PHX)

 

Additional Storylines

SportsNaut: NBA MVP Race: Steph Curry Slumps, Embiid Enters Conversation

B/R: NBA MVP: Do Giannis & Embiid Have Chance to Catch Nikola Jokic?

Yahoo! Sports: NBA Betting: Giannis Takes Co-Lead for MVP Odds, But Watch Out for Embiid

 

Photo: Ethan Mito / Getty Images