Nikola Jokic’s case over Kevin Durant for MVP
No one would have expected Kevin Durant and the Brooklyn Nets to be in the position they are in right now after the crazy offseason they had, but they are the hottest team in the NBA right now. The biggest reason is the excellent play from KD.
Durant averages 30 points, 6.8 rebounds, and 5.4 assists per game. He’s shown us how well he is able to pass the ball, and he is scoring the ball well this season to go with it. He has shown leadership at a time when that was his biggest question mark and flaw as a player. Those thoughts of him being a bad teammate have gone away as his team is on a roll and winning games on a nightly basis.
He has a great case to win his second MVP award, but Jokic is not ready to give up the award that easily. The teams may have similar records right now and both men are having major impacts on their teams, but one of the biggest reasons Jokic deserves the award over Durant is that while Durant is the biggest reason why the team is on a roll, he still has a star in Kyrie Irving that is better than any player on the Nuggets that is not named Nikola Jokic.
Jokic has the same record while not having a star like Irving on his roster and currently has better stats than KD besides his points per game.
The two teams face off against each other on March 12th and 19th and both men will be in the spotlight to see who will outplay the other in the MVP race. Those games will show who has a better chance of winning MVP, but as of right now, Jokic has a minor lead ahead of him in the MVP race.