Earlier, the NBA officially announced the National Basketball Association Most Valuable Player Award (MVP, Most Valuable Player of the Year) for this season (2020-21 season), which was won by the 26-year-old center Nikola Jokić who played for Denver Nuggets. Honor.
Previously, the lowest overall pick for the annual MVP winner was the 15th overall pick in the first round, held by Steve Nash and Giannis Antetokounmpo. Today, the record has been rewritten by Nikola Jokic, and the 41st overall pick in the second round is the first MVP winner in the history of the second round, which is not easy.
Looking at the final candidates for the MVP this season, Stephen Curry won the scoring leader this season with 32.0 points (5.8 assists, 5.5 rebounds, 1.2 steals), but he averaged 34.3 points with James Harden in the 2019-20 season. (7.5 assists, 6.6 rebounds, 1.8 steals) and the 2018-19 season scoring champion James Harden averaged 36.1 points (7.5 assists, 6.6 rebounds, 2.0 steals), there is still a big gap, and Stephen Curry played for the Warriors The team only ranked eighth in the Western Conference with a record of 39 wins and 33 losses this season, and it is reasonable that they did not get the MVP. However, considering that for the past ten years, Russell Westbrook, who was the scoring champion in the MVP selection for the 2014-15 season, did not enter the top three (he ranked fourth with 352 points), so even if I personally think that he led the team to second in the league The record of Chris Paul is more worthy of the top three MVP, but Stephen Curry is not unreasonable.
As for another MVP contender, Joel Embiid, although he led the team to 49 wins and 23 losses and won the first place in the Eastern Conference, the statistics are also very good, but Joel Embiid just reached 70% of the match rate compared with Nikola Jokic’s 72 full attendance games. The judgement is high; not to mention that Nikola Jokic’s other star Jamal Murray (21.2+4.8+4.0) was reimbursed in the mid-April season, and the single-core team still made 13 wins and 5 losses with a 72% win rate. During the record, Will Barton (12.7+4.0+3.2) was injured in late April, PJ Dozier (7.7+3.6+1.8) was injured in early May, and none of them played before the end of the regular season.
Less than forty points of firepower can still make the Gold Nugget team stand firm. It is not surprising that Nikola Jokic won the MVP. It is indeed well-deserved and well deserved!
However, although Nikola Jokic did not have too much suspense to win the annual MVP, the top five Jokic, Embiid, Stephen Curry, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Chris Paul I was slightly surprised except that Chris Paul only ranked fifth. All four of them are generally within the acceptable range. Does it mean that there is nothing worth discussing in this vote?
I have attached the voting results of this MVP selection at the bottom of this paragraph. A total of fifteen players have received MVP votes. Please try to observe whether there is any unreasonableness.
Finding out the irrationality is really easy and easy: Derrick Rose won a first place vote and entered the top ten of the MVP vote.
First of all, Derrick Rose, who has played off the bench for more than 90% of the games this season (only 3 starts), won only one first place in the NBA Sixth Man of the Year Award this season. With a total score of 77 points, but ranked in the top ten in the MVP vote; in contrast, Joe Ingles ranked second in the sixth man of the year (34 first-place votes, total score of 272) and the best of the year The sixth man winner Jordan Clarkson (65 first-place votes, total score of 407), but both were unsurprisingly unsuccessful in the MVP selection.
Obviously, it is very unreasonable for Derrick Rose to win the MVP, let alone get the first vote among the top ten MVPs?
Someone may suggest that he has returned from a handful of serious injuries and his undefeated spirit is worthy of admiration; however, the MVP is the “Most Valuable Player” rather than the “Most Inspiring Player”. In addition, players returning from injuries and saying goodbye to the low tide are at most included in the discussion of the NBA Most Improved Player Award (MIP), because the NBA does not have the Comeback Player of the Year Award like MLB. , But it has nothing to do with MVP. Not only that, in addition to the three-point shooting rate of Derrick Rose this season, more of the same or regressive than last season, there is no basis and feasibility for obtaining MIP or MVP votes.