DENVER (AP) — Nikola Jokic was selected with the 41st draft pick when he entered the NBA seven years ago. Now, by overwhelming consensus, he’s No. 1.
Has a rookie ever won MVP in the NBA?
Only two rookies have won the award: Chamberlain in the 1959–60 season and Wes Unseld in the 1968–69 season.
Is Jokic the first second round MVP?
Lowest-Drafted Player to Win MVP
Nikola Jokic was a second-round pick in 2014, going 41st overall. He is the first player drafted in the second round to win MVP in the common draft era (since 1966). … Jokic was the runaway winner of the award, claiming 91 of the 101 first-place votes and 971 total points.
Who is the youngest in the NBA?
What’s perhaps the most intriguing to teams is Primo’s age. Just 18 years old, he’s the youngest player in the 2021 NBA Draft and will be the youngest player in the entire league next season. In fact, he won’t turn 19 until two months into his rookie year.
Has a losing team ever won the Finals MVP?
The only player in NBA history to win Finals MVP on a losing team was Jerry West in 1969, when the Los Angeles Lakers lost to the Boston Celtics in seven games. West averaged 37.9 PPG in that series.