Kia MVP Ladder: Joel Embiid recent run lands him No. 1 spot The 76ers’ star center is tops on our list in a chase that continues to ebb and flow each week.
February 26, 2021 9:46AM CST
We all saw the reshuffling coming for this week’s Kia Race to the MVP Ladder, but there’s still no clear-cut frontrunner as Joel Embiid seizes the top spot.
Matched against fellow MVP candidate Luka Doncic, Embiid led the 76ers to their fourth win in five outings on Thursday, as they forced the Mavericks into a season-high 22 turnovers, including 13 in the first half. Still, you can’t overlook Embiid’s field goal percentage (26%) over the last three games, or the fact he’s making his living largely at the free-throw line lately, despite coming into Thursday’s game averaging 29.8 points.