As the 2021-2022 NBA season is coming close to an end, questions still remains within players around the league. With the playoffs around the corner, there has been numerous elite performances within the league by some the best players the sports world has to offer today.
But if there is a one question that is on everyone’s mind, it is ‘who should win the MVP for the 2021-2022 season? Below is a list of players who will make great candidates for this prestigious award.
4. Nikola Jokic
Leading to the The Denver Nuggets to a 48–34 record and to a sixth seed in the Western Conference. While also leading them to clinch a playoff berth for the fourth consecutive season within his seven seasons in the NBA.
He is also averaging 27.1 points per game which is ranked 6th in the league.￼
In the process, he is ranked 2nd in the league in rebounds per game with 13.8 rebounds and 8th in the league in field-goal percentage averaging a percentage of 58.3%.￼
Well he’s been doing numbers for his team, he also has been doing well for all the basketball fans who have him on their fantasy team this season by leading the league in fantasy points averaging 58.6 points.￼
3. Luka Donic
Since joining the Dallas Mavericks Luka Donick has been nothing more than sensational.
At this point, there shouldn’t be any question of why he is on this list as a favorite to win the 2021–2022 NBA MVP award.
Averaging 28.4 points per game and being ranked 3rd in the league is no surprise to anyone with how elite he’s been since entering the league.
He is also ranked 5th in the league in assist per game with averaging 8.7 assist and it’s ranked 4th in the league in fantasy points.
In the process he is leading the Dallas Mavericks ( 52–30) to their second consecutive post season run￼ while having them ranked 4th in western conference.
2. Giannis Antetokounmpo
Leading the defending NBA finals champions the Milwaukee Bucks to a 51–31 record (3rd in the eastern conference), making them once again the favorites to win the eastern conference.
This season will be the 6th consecutive .500 season or better for the Bucks, while also being there 6th consecutive postseason appearance.￼
Giannis’ name being on this list is an indefinite no surprise, especially with the team’s postseason since streak since he’s arrived in town.
Averaging 29.9 points per game, which is second in the league, while also averaging 11.6 rebounds per game (6th in the league).
In the process, averaging 1.4 blocks per game and a 55.3 field-goal percentage this season (11th in the league).
There is no question that he’s off to another miraculous season.￼
1. Joe Embiid
Leading the Philadelphia 76ers to a 51–31 record on this season and leading them to the 4th seed in the eastern conference, there is no question to why Embiid is the ultimate favorite to win the award this year.￼
He’s having a season like no other to the point that you can argue this has been the best season of a center since Shaquille O’Neal in 1999–2000 season￼￼.
Averaging 30.6 points per game, he leads the the league in points average and securing the scoring title for the season in the process.
He also made history by becoming the first center since Shaq in 1999 to do so in over two decades.
Well he’s off to a phenomenal season, we cannot ignore the fact that he has not left the top 10 in rebounds per game and blocks per game. ￼
Averaging 11.7 rebounds per game (ranked 5th in league) and 1.5 blocks per game (ranked 9th in the league)￼, sensational might just be an understatement for the kind of performance we’ve seen from him this year.
And let’s not forget, he’s been doing great numbers for NBA fantasy fans as well with being ranked 3rd fantasy points per game this season with 55.5 points.￼￼￼