Today, the NBA updated the latest MVP rankings. Joel Embiid, who led the Philadelphia 76ers to lead the Eastern Conference, rose to No. 1 in the MVP rankings. The Los Angeles Lakers’ losing streak dragged LeBron James to No. 2, and Denver’s Nikola Jokic rose to No. 3. Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors and Damian Lillard of the Portland Trail Blazers ranked fourth and fifth.
1．Joel Embiid（2）The previous ranking is in parentheses, the same below
Averaged 29.6 points, 11.2 rebounds, 3.1 assists, 1.3 hot pot and 1.3 steals per game
Embiid has scored at least 10 free throws in 9 consecutive games. This is the second most performance in the NBA in the past 10 seasons, only lagging behind James Harden’s 21 consecutive games in 2019. The 76ers are preparing to play against the Cavaliers on Sunday. Embiid has averaged 22 points in the past three games, but his shooting percentage is only 26.4%, but the free throw line is very good, a total of 38 free throws and 34 made.
Averaged 25.7 points, 8.2 rebounds, 7.9 assists and 1.1 steals per game
The Lakers suffered a 4-game losing streak, and finally stopped today, but their next schedule is still grim, opponents are the Warriors and the Suns. Despite scoring 31 points in the loss to the Wizards, Zhan Huang still had a season-high 8 turnovers. When the team lost to the Jazz, his plus-minus on the court was -20, which was the worst of the season. The return date of Anthony Davis is still unknown, the team expects him to return after the All-Star
3．Nikola Jokic （5）
Averaged 26.9 points, 10.9 rebounds, 8.4 assists and 1.7 steals per game
The Nuggets have lost 4 of the past 6 games, but Jokic averaged 27.3 points per game in 12 games in February, with 53.9% shooting, 47.1% three-pointers and 96.4% free throws. Jamal Murray is still Jokic’s most trusted partner, but if the Nuggets want to have greater confidence in winning, they need more help from Michael Porter Jr.. In Friday’s loss to the Wizards, Jokic, Murray, and MPJ combined 76 points and made 52% of their field goals, while the rest of the team only scored 34 points and only 29% of their field goals.
Averaged 29.9 points, 5.5 rebounds, 6.3 assists and 1.2 steals per game
Curry scored 25+ in 13 consecutive games, the best of his career, but when the team defeated the Pacers on Thursday, he only scored 24 points and had the worst performance of the season with a 1-for-11 3-pointer. The return of James Wiseman and Kevon Looney should help Curry and relieve him of some pressure. The Warriors had 12 wins and 6 losses against a team with a winning percentage of less than 50%, but struggled against a team with a winning percentage of more than 50%, with only 7 wins and 9 losses. But Curry did what he was supposed to do, averaging 33.8 points per game, shooting 50.2% from the field in February, and only 2.6 turnovers per game.
Averaged 29.8 points, 4.4 rebounds, 8 assists and 1 steal per game
Today the Trail Blazers lost to the Lakers and swallowed a 4-game losing streak. However, Lillard scored 35 points, 7 assists and 5 three-pointers. When Lillard was limited to 30 points, the Trail Blazers won 3 and 9 lost; when he scored 30 points + When the team wins and loses 14 times. Against a team with a winning percentage of less than 50%, they had 13 wins and 6 losses. When they encountered a team with a winning percentage of more than 50%, their record was only 5 wins and 8 losses.
The 6th to 10th players are Kawhi Leonard of the Clippers (9), Luka Doncic of the Lone Ranger (15), Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Bucks (7), Donovan Mitchell of the Jazz (6), James Harden of the Nets ( 10).