The Jump's NBA Midseason Awards: MVP, ROY, and a big All-NBA debate | The Jump

  • Published on Jan 10, 2019
  • Rachel Nichols, Amin Elhassan and Paul Pierce of The Jump reveal their NBA Midseason Awards for the 2018-19 season, with Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks and Kawhi Leonard of the Toronto Raptors getting MVP votes, Paul George of the Oklahoma City Thunder and Giannis winning Defensive Player of the Year nods, Luka Doncic of the Dallas Mavericks earning Rookie of the Year honors, and Giannis, Kawhi, LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers, Anthony Davis of the New Orleans Pelicans, Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors, and Nikola Jokic of the Denver Nuggets getting votes for All-NBA First Team.
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  • emericaclay1
    emericaclay1 Month ago

    Lol how is jokic not there Paul? 20-10-7 and shooting over 50% while the nuggets are second in the west...

  • Harry Cole
    Harry Cole Month ago

    Trae was listening

  • Almighty_Cloutgod12

    Imagine luka and R.I barret

  • Bodhi sb
    Bodhi sb Month ago

    KD > kawhi, lebron

  • Gianmarco Bellotti
    Gianmarco Bellotti 2 months ago

    it's Luka Doncic…..non Donkic

  • Jordan Rivard
    Jordan Rivard 2 months ago

    MVP: James Harden
    MIP: Buddy Hield
    ROY: Luka Doncic
    DPOY: Paul George
    COTY: Mike Malone

  • Samuel Brown
    Samuel Brown 2 months ago

    WHAAAAAAAAAT!!!! The fact that gianis got mideason mvp over harden!!!!!!!!!!????? And even curry and lebron and kawhi and Paul George is disgusting and disrespectful to James harden especially. What a biased league

  • Nathan M
    Nathan M 2 months ago

    Harden for mvp

  • djfunkychicken
    djfunkychicken 2 months ago

    Serbs are used to this propaganda.. It's what makes them stronger

  • Quran Frazier
    Quran Frazier 2 months ago

    They’re always hating on Joel even though he dominates AD and any other elite center when we play them and he’s in the game.

  • Chris Wright
    Chris Wright 2 months ago

    I have Jokic for retiring averaging more points, rebounds and assists than Paul Pierce and that’s sad 😭

  • Michael Conley Jr.
    Michael Conley Jr. 2 months ago

    I like luka but half of lukasexuals are white supremacists

  • JaYTuRtLeZ
    JaYTuRtLeZ 2 months ago

    Rachel is soooooo bad

  • Stop Motion Sports
    Stop Motion Sports 2 months ago +1

    Ben Simmons is not a rookie

  • Gold N'Stacks
    Gold N'Stacks 2 months ago

    I believe I said Luka top 3 PG,I mean top 5.He'll make you forget somebody tho.

  • Anthony Davis
    Anthony Davis 2 months ago

    how about best flopper of the year 🤔

  • Lamar Shipp
    Lamar Shipp 2 months ago

    “See how tv works kids?” Most accurate shit I’ve heard all day 😂

  • Pouya Pourrezaei
    Pouya Pourrezaei 2 months ago

    Amin is brining up some great facts. Kawhi is slept on because of how well raptors are doing this season without kawhi. But with kawhi we play better teams while without him we play against teams under .500. Kawhi should win it because he's very consistent and he is the best two way player in the league.

  • Meaty and Moron
    Meaty and Moron 2 months ago +1

    5:00 lebron is still the most valuable wtf

  • Tyson Fury
    Tyson Fury 2 months ago


  • Andrija Nikolic
    Andrija Nikolic 2 months ago

    Paul Pierce should suck Lebron's dick already !!! Fucking idiot...

  • Nick Saucedo
    Nick Saucedo 3 months ago

    Giannis can’t shoot Kawhi doesn’t play half the games what

  • Tristen Youngblood
    Tristen Youngblood 3 months ago

    James harden is ahead in the mvp race hes averaging 30 plus points wtf are they talking about jokic is not NBA 1st wtf

  • karl nystedt
    karl nystedt 3 months ago

    Siakam has more than doubled his ppg avg,improved substantially in virtually every statistical category,has a ridiculous esp,and to top it off,with only one 20pt game in his previous career,has eleven this year thus far,bumping his career high five times.There's more,but that should be plenty.
    At the moment,no-one is realistically close for MIP.

  • chris millan
    chris millan 3 months ago

    Giannis is not the mvp. He can’t shoot and he’s team would still be good without him and he’s had zero mvp moments. James harden is single handedly carry the rockets and putting up offensive numbers not seen since Kobe, MJ and Wilt.

  • Taylan Lermi
    Taylan Lermi 3 months ago

    Ben Simmons rookie of the year

  • matttnathan
    matttnathan 3 months ago

    Jared Allen for DPOY

  • Amraaz Dhillon
    Amraaz Dhillon 3 months ago

    Lowry will not be an All-Star

  • Zach Erwine
    Zach Erwine 3 months ago +1

    People slandered Ben Simmons for ROTY because he was "in the building training with pros" but these same people are consensus Luka Doncic supporters... when he was PLAYING professional basketball for years before getting drafted.

    • THE WOAT
      THE WOAT 3 months ago

      Zach Erwine everybody loves luka magic. Vote luka magic for all star

  • Nekss97
    Nekss97 3 months ago

    Jokic deserves the mvp literally carrying his team. All these former nba stars hyping up the players they like even though they not having as good season as Jokic

  • raja mangubat
    raja mangubat 3 months ago

    Javale mcgoat dpoy

  • suburban boys
    suburban boys 3 months ago

    randle for mip

  • suburban boys
    suburban boys 3 months ago

    guys ibaka is obviously the best center in the league bc the raptors have the best record in the east. Thats what the jokic argument sounds like, dudes a top 5 center in the league right now, but over ad? nah hes great all around on offense but his defense is so lacking.

  • Nebojsa Tomic
    Nebojsa Tomic 3 months ago

    Still Jokic is best Serbian player, Luka is second 😉

  • coybimwt
    coybimwt 3 months ago

    Jrue holiday has to be dpoty

  • mvp.Chris 21
    mvp.Chris 21 3 months ago


  • Joe Wingfield
    Joe Wingfield 3 months ago +1

    Mvp: Giannis
    Roty: Luka
    Dpoy: Pg13
    6th man of the year: *DROSE!*
    Mip: *DROSE!*

  • G Kapil
    G Kapil 3 months ago

    Paul pierce is living gianis way to much wich was really annoying

  • Steve Cheng
    Steve Cheng 3 months ago

    Paul Pierce is so salty.

  • Clorox Bleach
    Clorox Bleach 3 months ago +4


  • Jeremy Berlanga
    Jeremy Berlanga 3 months ago

    MVP harden 🚀

  • Raze J Carrasco
    Raze J Carrasco 3 months ago

    Embiid over Jokic and AD

  • 121212
    121212 3 months ago

    Contenders ??? What does that mean ??? Going to the finals according to Paul i guess

  • GRAY
    GRAY 3 months ago

    Sorry but hardens the mvp

  • Leo Angelo
    Leo Angelo 3 months ago

    Pascal Siakam for Most Improved Player. No Contest.

  • Kevin Kuo
    Kevin Kuo 3 months ago

    Let's get something straight........yes, Jokic is underrated. He is the best all around big man in the nba. But is he better than AD? C'mon now....AD's offense is considerably better and Jokic is nowhere even close to AD's level on defense

  • Matheas Lopez
    Matheas Lopez 3 months ago


  • Jonathan Cortes
    Jonathan Cortes 3 months ago

    Amin is a square lol. just look at him lmao goofy ass

  • Jonathan Cortes
    Jonathan Cortes 3 months ago

    rachel nichols is so annoying can SHE PLEASE SHUT THE FUCK UP!!!! its like she doesnt know when to stop talking and listen!!!

  • Devon Sollie
    Devon Sollie 3 months ago

    I’m tired of people sleeping on James Harden

  • legofan1799
    legofan1799 3 months ago

    Also, LeBron's definitely not a center wtf is this show

  • legofan1799
    legofan1799 3 months ago

    Amin's weak I would've kept Jokic on there too. He's helped the Nugs get to 2nd place in the West. Stick to your guns Amin...

  • asterisk911
    asterisk911 3 months ago

    Re: the point about the Raptors' record without Kawhi, let's keep in mind that we do have a small sample size of 1 game of head to head, how would the Raptors and Bucks fare against each other if no Kawhi and no Giannis? It was in Milwaukee, and the Bucks won pretty easily.

    Erik ROBERTSSON 3 months ago

    Giannis, Davis, Harden, Curry, Embiid

  • Random Guy
    Random Guy 3 months ago

    Kawhi dpoty

  • yopej u
    yopej u 3 months ago

    Jokic best center of the league

  • Mr Grine Landry
    Mr Grine Landry 3 months ago

    I lost Paul Pierce when he said that Giannis is the best player in the Eastern Conference. Completely disrespectful towards Kawhi Leonard.

  • Nico Th.
    Nico Th. 3 months ago

    Rookie of the year has to be Ben Simmons😉

  • DWSF 989
    DWSF 989 3 months ago

    Jokic over embiid ?

  • Game Boy
    Game Boy 3 months ago

    Hah.. you guys don't know about kawhi defence 😂

  • Ryan Paul
    Ryan Paul 3 months ago

    Umm where’s 6th Man and Most Improved?

  • Dubbelyew
    Dubbelyew 3 months ago

    Joel Embiid is easily top 5 player

  • A Hecking Channel
    A Hecking Channel 3 months ago

    The Greek Freak versus the Beard for the MVP. This is gonna be nasty. Can’t wait to see these two explode alot more. Don’t you all forget that Curry, Kawhi, Davis and James are still gunning in for it. But to see Jokic and PG13 going to the MVP conversation especially the former is astounding. Jokic may not be on par with Davis right now, but Jokic’s already got the recipe to start and contest that debate if he keeps this spice up well to the second half of the season.
    Nothing to say about the ROTY conversation, Doncic got it all. Probably gonna get his all-star which is likely, but consider the fact that the other fifty percent of the votes are from players and the media. Don’t forget the other rooks having a good start for their inaugural season like Trae.
    DPOY is gonna be a tough one too, especially how Jokic, Davis and PG13 rose their defensive stats on the board. You should see highlights and plays they make anytime they go into defense, I would point out one of the channels like Heat Check for that one. PG13 was just everywhere man, shutting down his matchups by leaning towards to physical defense, while Jokic and Davis share similar defensive plays on contesting the perimeter, especially in the paint. Honorable mentions to this one are probably half of the Pacers right now though, with Turner and Oladipo singing along.

  • 2 PAC
    2 PAC 3 months ago


  • Random Zack
    Random Zack 3 months ago

    Somehow James harden got foul and took 20 FTs, ben simmons roty

  • Cookin with Kef
    Cookin with Kef 3 months ago

    Along with underdogs who could deserve this mid season mvp it’s kemba, Jokic, Ad(not exactly underdog), Beal, and jamal or Gary arguably
    I guess mid season mvp in my case is like the most improved/ future mvp category

  • Anthony Gray
    Anthony Gray 3 months ago

    James Harden is the MVP. No question.

  • Gilligan
    Gilligan 3 months ago

    Gotta agree with Pierce. Giannis’ defense has been phenomenal this season

  • Edis Delgado
    Edis Delgado 3 months ago

    Rachel hates on going against popular belief...

  • Nick Bosnar
    Nick Bosnar 3 months ago

    so no Myles Turner for DPOY everybody stay sleeping

  • Colin Spencer
    Colin Spencer 3 months ago

    Siakam should also be a allstar

  • Noble Sports Ent.
    Noble Sports Ent. 3 months ago

    Gianni's is defensive player of the year

  • juanb360
    juanb360 3 months ago

    What can your team do with out him???? In that case lebron james should of won mvp every year since his first year in the NBA .. lol just keeping it teal.

  • Leviticus Hall
    Leviticus Hall 3 months ago

    Harden MVP

  • Predrag Krstic
    Predrag Krstic 3 months ago

    Fuck yall i sick of hearimg it every time: Jokic is not there yet. What this guy habe to do to proof to you fools that he is the best Center im the Nba.

  • 이기현
    이기현 3 months ago

    paul pierce seems like don't know about NBA. Joker leads nuggets to top of the west conference by himself. Don't judge only by stat

  • Vladimir Jitaru
    Vladimir Jitaru 3 months ago

    How is james harden not mvp

  • Drose Stan24
    Drose Stan24 3 months ago

    this dude gave Kawhi Best in East cuz he the best D palyer in the league..But gives Paul George DPOY??/

  • Perry Len Punsalan
    Perry Len Punsalan 3 months ago

    KD not first team?

  • staereci
    staereci 3 months ago

    LeBron LeCoasts every regular season and still has better stats than 95% of the league. But still he is disrespected and doubted. Y'all are so quick to forget. This man soloed the playoffs for the last decade. He solo carried them last year.

  • Ike Mike
    Ike Mike 3 months ago

    Jokic over AD he’s having more tea success and his offense is leading to wins. ADs putting up the usual numbers yet his team is barely scratching the playoffs

  • Stanley Chen
    Stanley Chen 3 months ago

    The fact no one picked Harden for MVP or even mention him is disgusting. The man averaged 40+ ppg in his last 10 games. The dude carried his team from a shitty start to a playoff ready team despite an injured Chris Paul and Eric Gordon and now Capela. Haters gonna hate on his free throws but remove his free throws he easily still averages 30+ points throughout these last few games. This guy is an outstanding and phenomenal offensive player, best in the league at offense. He’s got the three, the handles, the passing iq and the driving abilities to draw fouls.

  • Jacob Hd
    Jacob Hd 3 months ago

    If harden ain’t your mvp then you don’t watch the rockets play

  • Earl Canlobo
    Earl Canlobo 3 months ago +2

    2018-19 MVP: Giannis Antetokounmpo
    ROTY: Luka Donćic
    DPOY: Paul George
    6MOY: Derrick Rose
    MIP: De Aaron Fox
    COTY: Mike Malone

  • Frank Woodrow Lapinig
    Frank Woodrow Lapinig 3 months ago

    Does anyone notice KD is not included to the all nba 1st team?

  • tan tan
    tan tan 3 months ago

    They sleeping on Simmons for roty

  • Faizan tariq
    Faizan tariq 3 months ago +1

    where is KD? MVP, Leading in PPG wtf?

  • Mitchell Ellicott
    Mitchell Ellicott 3 months ago


  • Mitchell Ellicott
    Mitchell Ellicott 3 months ago


  • Larva S
    Larva S 3 months ago

    "jokić or ad? ohh ad is black and jokić is white, guess who I'm picking" fucking clowns

  • yosefwiizard
    yosefwiizard 3 months ago

    Donkic Luca is a good player but all the hype is because he's White. Black players do what he does every night and didn't get the same praise..

    • THE WOAT
      THE WOAT 3 months ago

      yosefwiizard lmao r u on drugs? Lukas avging 20/7/5 in 32mpg

  • Sean Dolan
    Sean Dolan 3 months ago

    Amin is high

  • Connaugh Grace
    Connaugh Grace 3 months ago

    It's my first session actually watching basketball games my comment might be coming from a lack of knowledge but dosent the MVP mean the most valuable player to there respected team? It should be awarded to the player who is the most valuable not the best player in team that has done better than expected this season.
    I'd love to hear what other people think

    YOUNG D 3 months ago

    What bout coach of the year

  • Mrki Mrkic
    Mrki Mrkic 3 months ago

    so you pick harden who is carry team then not pick Jokics for same? you pick LBJ who carry but not win and is in injury? come on bullshit pick one standard to choose dang it

  • Super Mario
    Super Mario 3 months ago

    Paul Pierce needs to get off this show, he is not much of an analist

  • Luis 2k
    Luis 2k 3 months ago

    Lonzo better make a all defensive team

  • Luis 2k
    Luis 2k 3 months ago

    PG 13 DPOY nah

  • Adam Pimentel
    Adam Pimentel 3 months ago

    Steph Curry
    James Harden
    Kawhi Leonard
    Giannis Antentokounmpo
    Anthony Davis
    2nd team:
    Damian Lilliard
    Kyrie Irving
    Paul George
    Lebron James
    Nikola Jokic
    3rd team:
    Russell Westbrook
    Kemba Walker
    Kevin Durant
    Blake Griffin
    Joel Embiid
    You could maybe switch around Durant / Lebron but PG has played better than both guys so far, so I got him locked in the 2nd team

  • Chris Shanklin
    Chris Shanklin 3 months ago

    Both of them didn’t have Durant????