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Nikola Jokic became the lowest draft MVP ever

Denver Nuggets K Nikola Jokic was named NBA Most Valuable Player of 2021 after averaging 26.4 PTS, 10.8 REB and 8.3 AST per game, while the Nuggets came in third in the West despite Jamal MurrayInjury at the end of the season in early April. In the 2020/21 regular season, Jokić made 60 double-doubles (1st place) and 16 3-categories (2nd place) out of 72 games.

He became the first non-top 15 MVP in the NBA Draft, finishing 41st overall, the fifth NBA MVP born outside of the United States (Hakim Ojaluwon, Steve Nash, Dirk Nowitzki, Yannis Antetokunmpo), the first MVP of the Nuggets and the first center to win the award since 2001.

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