NBA MVP Candidates: Basketball fans’ excitement levels are reaching sky high as the playoffs are approaching. From April 16 onwards, the Playoffs of the 2021-22 season will take place. A lot of players showed some extreme performance this season. Therefore, the MVP of this season will be the one showing extremely outstanding performance.
The statistics are evidence that the positions for the most valuable player candidate are fluctuating a lot. Nikola Jokic, Giannis Antetokounmpo and Joel Embiid currently hold the top three positions.
Top 3 MVP Candidates In NBA 2021-22
1. Nikola Jokic (Denver Nuggets)
Hopping on to the first position, Jokic had an amazing season this year. His average points per game this season are 26.8, his average rebounds per game are 13.7, and has an average of 8.0 assists per game. These scores are evidence of the successful season he had. In addition to counting stats, Jokic leads the league in advanced statistics such as player efficiency rating, win shares, real plus-minus, value over replacement player, and many more.
2. Giannis Antetokounmpo (Milwaukee Bucks)
The 7 footer giant whose position is listed as a power forward and point guard and small forward and shooting guard had an extraordinary season. He is currently standing second for the MVP position. The season stats reveal that he had scored an average of 30.1 points per game, 11.6 rebounds per game, and 5.8 assists per game. In the two games he played, Giannis has averaged 33 points on 59% shooting to go with 13 rebounds and 8.5 assists per game.
3. Joel Embiid (Philadelphia 76ers)
Originating from Cameroon Joel Embiid was the third pick during the 2014 R1 draft. Putting his five years of experience Joel had an outstanding season. This season he has put up an average score of 30.2 points per game with 11.6 rebounds per game and average assists per game of 4.2. Currently his team Philadelphia 76ers is standing at the 4th position in the eastern conference with a total of 48 wins.
Can Lebron Win The Title At The Age of 37?
Lebron James is one of the most successful players ever in the history of the NBA. He is the best-conditioned athlete of all time.
Currently, he is standing in the seventh position this week as the MVP candidate. Even at 37 years of age, his outstanding performance made him stand as one of the top MVP candidates. His season stats for the year 2021-22 are an average of 30.3 points per game, 8.2 rebounds per game, and 6.2 assists per game. He has also scored 38 % of three-pointers this season.
LeBron James over his last 5 games:
38% 3PT pic.twitter.com/znuytYnPLv
— NBACentral (@TheNBACentral) April 2, 2022
Unfortunately, Los Angeles Lakers are struggling this year in the Western Conference. They are currently standing at the 11th position and it seems quite difficult for them to qualify for the playoffs.
Despite the team’s struggles this season, Lebron showed some epic gameplay. So, he deserves to be referred to as the “Greatest Of All Time”.