Denver Nuggets center Nicolas Jokis became the most valuable player of the season in the North American professional basketball league.
The Serbian star is almost unanimously regarded as the Player of the Year by experts. 91 of 101 voters ranked him first, scoring a total of 971 points. The tall Philadelphia 76ers Joel Embiid Joel Embiid), ranked second with 586 points, and third was Stephen Curry (Golden State Warriors) with 453 points.
Jokis played in all 72 games of the regular season and performed quite well. He averaged 26.4 points, 10.8 rebounds and 8.3 assists per game, making a huge contribution to the team’s third place in the Western Conference team.
The center’s performance in the regular season was recognized, but he also performed well in the current playoffs. The Nuggets, which reached the semifinals of the main group, averaged 31.4 points and 10.3 rebounds in seven games.
Nikola Jokics is the third European to win the MVP title after Dirk Nowitzki from Germany and Jannis Antetokunmpo from Greece.