How Joel Embiid’ injury impacts SGA’s MVP chances

How Joel Embiid’ injury impacts SGA’s MVP chances

Big Friendly Sports with Jon Hamm: New NBA rules regarding postseason honors and Philadelphia center Joel Embid’s injury eliminates one favorite for NBA MVP. Brett Dawson joins the conversation of how that boosts Shai Gilgeous-Alexander’s chances.

Jon Hamm

By Jon Hamm

| Feb 5, 2024, 5:00pm CST

Jon Hamm

By Jon Hamm

Feb 5, 2024, 5:00pm CST

Sixers star Joel Embiid’s injury means he won’t be for postseason honors, including MVP. That offers a huge boost to OKC’s own MVP candidate: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander. On this week’s Big Friendly Sports, I talk to Brett Dawson about the new 65-game minimum rule, why it exists, and why much of the hand-wringing is overblown.

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