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May 6, 2021

Nikola Jokic

The MVP race has turned into a Nikola Jokic runaway

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7:00 AM ET Tim BontempsESPN Two months ago, this year’s race for the NBA’s Most Valuable Player award looked as competitive as any in recent memory. But injuries have laid waste to the deep field of contenders, leaving Denver Nuggets star Nikola Jokic clearly standing above the rest of the......

Does Jamal Murray’s Injury End the Nuggets’ Title Hopes?

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SI – For more and to sign up click here SI Staff The Nuggets lost star Jamal Murray for the remainder of the season after a torn ACL in Monday’s loss to the Warriors. Murray exploded in the playoffs last season and was behind the Nuggets’ historic postseason run in......

Inside the Most Competitive NBA Awards Race Yet

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Chris Mannix Welcome to the Morning Shootaround, where every weekday you’ll get a fresh, topical column from one of SI.com’s NBA writers: Howard Beck on Mondays, Chris Mannix on Tuesdays, Michael Pina on Wednesdays, Chris Herring on Thursdays and Rohan......

Nuggets won’t let one bizarre loss mask their status as legit contenders in the West

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8:55 PM ET Tim BontempsESPN Late in the third quarter of Sunday afternoon’s game between the Denver Nuggets and Boston Celtics, things were going according to plan for the NBA’s hottest team. Denver, which had won eight straight since acquiring Aaron Gordon at the NBA’s trade deadline last month, led......

Nikola Jokić Has Been the MVP All Along

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Welcome to the Morning Shootaround, where every weekday you’ll get a fresh, topical column from one of SI.com’s NBA writers: Howard Beck on Mondays, Chris Mannix on Tuesdays, Michael Pina on Wednesdays, Chris Herring on Thursdays and Rohan Nadkarni on Fridays. For many NBA fans, the race for MVP has......

Look Who’s Back in the NBA MVP Discussion

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Chris Mannix Welcome to the Morning Shootaround, where every weekday you’ll get a fresh, topical column from one of SI.com’s NBA writers: Howard Beck on Mondays, Chris Mannix on Tuesdays, Michael Pina on Wednesdays, Chris Herring on Thursdays and Rohan......

‘He’s like Luka, but a center’: Jokic’s atypical path to MVP candidacy

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TIM CONNELLY SENSED something was off with Nikola Jokic. A year after selecting the center No. 41 overall in the 2014 NBA draft, the Denver Nuggets‘ president of basketball operations wondered: “Where are all these cool passes?” Jokic had impressed Connelly with a funky yet effective style of play as......

Which player has the early lead in the NBA’s MVP race?

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6:58 AM ET Tim BontempsESPN It was just seven weeks ago that this NBA season tipped off, with Dallas Mavericks phenom Luka Doncic installed as the betting favorite to win MVP honors. But, like just about everything else in this pandemic-shortened season, nothing has gone quite to plan. Doncic’s Mavericks......

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