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Former NBA player Kendrick Perkins is advocating for Sacramento Kings center Domantas Sabonis to be considered in the MVP conversation this season.

Perkins recently made his case on ESPN’s NBA Today, highlighting Sabonis’ impressive statistical performance.

Following his appearance, Perkins took to X to reinforce his argument, pointing out Sabonis’ remarkable averages of 20 points, 13 rebounds, and 8 assists per game, along with leading the league in double-doubles and triple-doubles.

“I mean… I didn’t tell one single lie. Sabonis is averaging 20-13-8 and he’s leading the league in Double-Doubles and Triple-Doubles! So why isn’t his name mentioned in the MVP conversation again?!” he tweeted.

With Sabonis averaging 19.9 points, 13.2 rebounds, and 8.4 assists per game this season, along with his league-leading 17 triple-doubles, Perkins believes the Lithuanian big man deserves recognition for his contributions.

While names like Nikola Jokic and Luka Doncic dominate MVP discussions, Perkins contends that Sabonis’ consistent and impactful performances warrant inclusion in the conversation.