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DeMar DeRozan Gets Fifth-Place MVP Vote

Finishes with the same amount of points as LeBron James and Kevin Durant

Chicago Bulls DeMar DeRozan out against Pelicans

Shortly before the NBA announced Denver’s Nikola Jokić won his second consecutive MVP award Wednesday, it was revealed that DeMar DeRozan had a horse in the race, too.

And for good reason. 

In his 13th season, the 32-year-old DeMar DeRozan scored a career-high 27.9 points per game and earned his fifth All-Star game appearance. All while leading the Bulls to their first playoff berth in five years and their most wins since the 2013-2015 season. His case for capturing the third All-NBA selection of his career seems ironclad at this point.

Jokić, who is just the 13th player in league history to win the award in back-to-back fashion, received 65 first-place votes. Philadelphia’s Joel Embiid finished second with 26 first-place votes while Milwaukee’s Giannis Antetokounmpo rounded out the top-3 with nine first-place votes.

DeMar DeRozan, Brooklyn’s Kevin Durant, and Los Angeles’ LeBron James earned one fifth-place vote apiece.

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