Nikola Jokic and Joel Embiid have had a fantastic season and are both top-five in MVP Rankings, but who deserves it. These two big men have had an amazing season and have been the stars of their team all year.
Jokic is having a great season, he’s averaging 27 points, 11 rebounds, and 8 assists. Despite Jokic having a career year on his team, the Nuggets sit at the seventh seed in the West. Which they were expected to be a top 5 team in the west this season. They are certainly underachieving so far this season. Jokic is having a career year so far this season and should be a favorite to win MVP.
Joel Embiid is having a great season and his team is sitting in the number one seed in the east. Joel is averaging 29 points, 11 rebounds, and three assists this season. Embiid has been the driving force behind the 76ers success this season.
Jokic or Embiid?
Both of these guys are having career seasons. The 76ers are having better team success than the Nuggets this season. That is why I think as of right now Embiid deserves the MVP more than Jokic. This will be an interesting story to follow as the season goes on.