Nuggets’ Jokic has chance to join exclusive club

Conventional wisdom would have been that Jokic’s numbers, good enough to win him the last two MVP awards, would take a dip this season simply because the Nuggets were getting two of their best players back. It hasn't happened.



February 21, 2023 - 2:44 PM

Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic, left, drives around Dallas Mavericks forward Christian Wood during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2023, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The clubs that Nikola Jokic might be on the cusp of entering are highly exclusive.

There’s the three-consecutive-MVP club, with only Bill Russell, Wilt Chamberlain and Larry Bird as its current members. Then there’s the averaged-a-triple-double club, which includes only Oscar Robertson and Russell Westbrook.

Jokic doesn’t care about being added to either of those lists. It might happen anyway.

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