NBA MVP Power Rankings: Haliburton and Durant drop, who takes their place?

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1. Nikola Jokic

Last week's rank: 1

Nikola Jokic continues dominating everyone he plays, and it's no different this week.

Jokic and the Denver Nuggets have experienced a dry spell over the last week. However, Jokic hasn't slowed up one bit. With both Doncic and Embiid breathing down his neck, he has managed to stay cool and play the Jokic ball fans have come to love.

Through December Jokic has continued to stay consistent and score a near triple-double in every game he has played in. This includes his ejection in the first half against the Chicago Bulls. Jokic wasn't having the best of games but still managed to have a huge impact in just 16 minutes of play.

Despite Jokic's play on the court, the Nuggets have been plagued by injuries all season long. Both Aaron Gordan and Jamal Murray have missed a lot of time due to several injuries. With both star players out, it's been easy to see just how impactful they are for the Nuggets. They have slipped to a 17-10 record real quickly.

Since last week's Power Rankings, the Nuggets have since rebounded, going 3-1 in their last four. Having a healthy roster was a huge reason they were able to pull these wins together.

It will be critical that Jokic improve his play over the next week if he wants to stay at the one spot. Both Embiid and Doncic have been hungry to advance in the MVP Power Rankings.

On Monday, the Dallas Mavericks and the Denver Nuggets will clash once again. This could be the turning point of the Luka Doncic MVP case. For more updates on Mavericks basketball, stay plugged in.