Boston's Jayson Tatum comes in sixth in 2022 Kia Most Valuable Player award

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All-Star Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum came in sixth overall in the voting for the 2022 Kia Most Valuable Player award

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Nikola Jokic of the Denver Nuggets (875 total points) of course won the award,

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Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks (595 points),

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Devin Booker of the Phoenix Suns (216 points), and Luka Doncic of the Dallas Mavericks (146 total points)

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were voted higher than Tatum in that respective order.

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The balloting, tabulated by the independent accounting firm Ernst and Young LLP

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is the first to include Tatum in the top 10 of the results, though if the

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St. Louis native continues growing his game as he has thus far in his career, we very much doubt it will be his last.

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