Slovenian-born Dončić 5 years after debut, NBA MVP Orna
Luka Doncic in the 2022-2023 season?
In the NBA, Europeans swept the MVP award for the past four years in a row. Milwaukee power forward Giannis Atetokenbo (Greece) in 2019 and 2020, and Denver center Nikola Yogitz (Serbia) in 2021 and 2022 won the MVP consecutively. Again this year, they are strong MVP candidates. Denver is in first place in the Western Conference (27-13) and Milwaukee is in third place (26-14), so it is likely to advance to the playoffs (PO).
Doncic scored 43 points, 11 rebounds and 7 assists in the 101-113 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers on the 11th (Korean time). He continues the NBA record for most points this season by recording 40 or more points nine times. 50 points or more three times. As of the 12th, the average score is 34.2, ranking first in this category. Second place is Philadelphia center Joel Embidi with 33.6 points. Ate Tokenbo, who is aiming for the 3rd MVP in his career, is 3rd with 31.7 points.
In the assist category, Doncic is 4th with 8.7 per game, closely chasing lead Tyrese Haleburton (Indiana, 10.3).
The Slovenian-born Doncic was selected third overall in the 2018 draft. He was noticed when he was nominated as ‘White Magic Johnson’. He is 201 cm tall. He was nominated when he was 19 and is now young at 23. Trae Young, an Oklahoma point guard who was selected as the 5th pick after being nominated by Atlanta, was traded with Dallas. Dallas tends to favor European players such as Dirk Nowitzki.
He was named the 2019 NBA Rookie of the Year. Next is the MVP. In the NBA, it is more common than in other sports for rookies to become MVPs. Michael Jordan, David Robinson, Shaquille O’Neal, Alan Iverson, Tim Duncan, LeBron James, Kevin Durant, and Derrick Rose are the legends who won the Rookie of the Year award and even received MVP.
Currently, the MVP race is a fierce competition between Donchichi, Yogichi, MBD, and Atetokenbo. In last year’s MVP voting, Yogichi ranked 1st, MBD ranked 2nd, Ate Tokenbo ranked 3rd, Devin Booker (Phoenix Guard, injured) ranked 4th, and Doncic ranked 5th. 온라인바카라
Last year’s MVP Yogichi ranked 17th (25th) in scoring, slightly behind Doncic and Atetokenbo. However, he is showing clear competitiveness in assists and rebounds. In the assist category, he is third with 9.7, ahead of Donchi. This is why he is considered one of the best centers in the NBA.
6th in rebounds with 10.8. If he completes an average of 10 assists, he completes a season triple-double. In NBA history, there are only two triple-doubles in a season, Oscar Robertson and Russell Westbrook, who were known as ‘Big O’. Yogichi recorded a triple-double in 11 games in the 2022-2023 season, the most in the season.
Before Ate Tokenbo and Yogichi won MVP for 4 consecutive seasons, 3 NBA Foreigners were awarded: Nigerian-born Hakim Olajuwon (1994), Canadian Steve Nash (2005, 2006), and German mercenary Dirk Nowitzki. was The NBA MVP has been awarded since the 1995-1956 season.
After winning the rookie of the year in 2019, Doncic’s best performance was to finish fourth in the MVP vote for the 2019-2020 season the following year. 2022-2023 Whether he will be able to hold the MVP in his arms 5 years after his debut is the point to watch Don Chichi.