A source from the league told The Athletic that NIKOLA JOKIĆ was rated as the most useful player in the NBA, and ESPN quickly confirmed the news.
Jokic has not missed a single regular season this season. He averaged 26.4 points, 10.8 rebounds, 8.3 assists, 1.3 steals, and 0.7 blocks per game. His shooting percentage is as high as 57%, and his free throw percentage is 87%.
He led the Denver Nuggets to rank third in the West with a score of 47 wins and 25 losses. He also successfully defeated the Portland Trail Blazers in the first round of the playoffs and faced the Phoenix Suns on the way to the Western Conference Finals.
Jokic became the first player in the history of his team to win the award, following Hakim Olajuwon, Steve Nash, Dirk Nowitzki and Giannis Antetto The fifth non-American player after Kunpu. He also became the lowest player in history to win the award. The 26-year-old center was ranked 41st in the 2014 second-round draft.