Lillard believes that Embiid is extremely dominant on the court.
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[Sports Center/Comprehensive Report] The MVP battle between the two star centers Joel Embiid and Nikola Jokic is intensifying, and who will win the award has also aroused heated discussions among fans outside the court. The Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard (Damian Lillard) who announced the shutdown said in an interview that he thinks Embiid is the right candidate because he is extremely dominant on the court.
Lillard explained that for him, Embiid can dominate the game, so he has been leading his team to win continuously, and Embiid's performance is not inferior to Jokic, or even better. It is difficult to continue to award the MVP to Jokic, who has already won the second consecutive championship.
At the same time, Lillard also revealed that he originally thought that Embiid would win this honor a few years ago, but he did not expect to be ranked second for two consecutive years.
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Embiid played 63 games this season, averaging 34.7 minutes per game, scoring 33 points, 10.8 rebounds and 4.1 assists. Scored 24.9 points, 11.9 rebounds and 9.9 assists. Although the assists increased twice compared to last year, the points and rebounds dropped by 1.9 points and 2.3 points respectively. According to the analysis of the US media "Clutch Point", Embiid is indeed in the leading position if you only look at the results on the book .
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