With Joel Embiid no longer eligible to win 23-24 NBA MVP, Nikola Jokic has emerged as the new leader in ESPN's latest straw poll ahead of Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Giannis Antetokounmpo.

Jokic received 69 first place votes, 25 second, three third and three fourth to log 889 points.

Gilgeous-Alexander had 24 first place votes, 54 second, 16 third, three fourth and two fifth to have 709 points.

Antetokounmpo is a distant third followed by Luka Doncic and Kawhi Leonard. 

Jokic won the award in 2021 and 2022 while finishing second behind Embiid last season.