Draymond Green Weighs In on 2022/23 MVP Race Between Nikola Jokic and Joel Embiid
- Joel Embiid and Nikola Jokic are locked in an intriguing MVP race
- The Denver Nuggets star is averaging a triple-double this season and has led the MVP race all season
- Embiid has slowly gained momentum and has created a little separation as the season enters the home stretch
The 2022/23 NBA MVP race is one of the most intriguing. Three players have been in the race throughout the season. Philadelp[hia's Joel Embiid, Denver's Nikola Jokic, and Milwaukee's Giannis Antetokounmpo are in the fight for the coveted award.
Golden State Warriors veteran forward Draymond Green has weighed in on the race with an interesting take.
Jokic and Antetokounmpo have won the last four MVP awards, while Embiid has come close in the last two seasons.
Embiid has finished as the MVP runner-up in two straight seasons behind Jokić. The 76ers center is having an outstanding season. He leads the league in points per game (33.4).
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In 54 games this season, he's shooting 53.9% from the field and 85.4 from the free throw line. After falling short in the last few seasons, he has elevated the Sixers to serious NBA contenders this year.
Meanwhile, Jokic is having another incredible year. He's looking to win three straight MVP awards and may become the first player to do so since Larry Bird (1984, 1985, 1986).
The Nuggets have the second-best NBA record and have led the Western Conference for much of the season.
Antetokounmpo is also having a phenomenal campaign. He has led the Bucks to the best record in the league. He won the MVP award in 2019 and 2020.
Green's take on MVP race
Jokic has been on top of the NBA MVP ladder for most of the season, but Embiid has been gaining momentum with spectacular performances.
Green says Embiid has created separation as the season enters the home stretch.
"So in my MVP race with 13 games or how many ever these teams got, Joel has definitely created a tad bit of separation, but in saying that, you have to change the mind of voters. Voters the last 2 years have favored Jokic, and he's won it 2x, so you have to change that mindset of voters. That's a tough thing to do in changing anyone's mind about anything," via Fadeaway World.
Jokic's Nuggets have lost their last four games. Will this persuade the voters?
Jokic targets MVP 3-peat
Sports Brief recently reported on the NBA's leading MVP candidates this season.
Nuggets All-Star, Jokic is the favorite to win the award for the third straight time.
He is an integral part of Denver's offense, averaging a triple-double this campaign. He is also targeting the NBA title that has eluded him in the last few years.