But it was also well earned too because Jokic is an absolute monster on the court and is creating a career that could go down in history.
The big man is sometimes seemingly unstoppable on the court, and not just because of his size.
He is also a phenomenal passer and that has been on display a lot during the team’s first seven games of the season.
My god…all this from only 7 games
Jokic is by far the best passing big man of all time pic.twitter.com/IzyAb1F7ho
— NBA University (@NBA_University) November 2, 2022
A compilation of some of Jokic’s best passes in 2022-23 is a highlight reel of expert skill and unparalleled basketball IQ.
Again and again, Jokic finds his man on the court, no matter how many opponents are in his way.
Sometimes the passes are small and sneaky, sometimes they are daring and wide, but they almost always go where they’re supposed to.
So, is Jokic in contention for MVP again?
Just Being Jokic
Jokic’s career average is 19.7 points, 10.4 rebounds, and 6.3 assists a game.
And for 2022-23, he is putting up 21 points, 11.1 rebounds, and 8.4 assists.
Therefore, why aren’t more people speaking about Jokic winning a third MVP trophy?
The last time it was done was nearly a decade before Jokic was even born.
But if you’re looking at these players based solely on their output and not on their history and the NBA’s past, Jokic should be spoken of as a possible winner too.