After the Nuggets playoff, Nikola Jokic announced that it would sign an early contract extension in Denver in summer – should the franchise make it a corresponding offer. This is considered very likely.
“If the offer is on the table, then of course I will accept it,” said the Serb shortly after the 98:10 defeat against Golden State and the associated playoff out. The 27-year-old could sign a supermax extension early in the offseason.
According to Salary-Cap expert Bobby Marks from ESPN That would be the largest contract in the NBA history. Jokic would be the ninth player who signs a Supermax, but the first second -round pick and the youngest player who gives this honor.
The current contract of the joker runs until 2023, in the coming season it will earn $ 32.5 million. An early contract extension would guarantee him about 43.8 million for the following season. First of all, however, Jokic announced that he wanted to go back to his Serbian homeland “as soon as possible”, where he will spend part of his summer.
In the past regular season, the center put an average of 27.1 points, 13.8 rebounds and 7.9 assists per game on throw rates of 58.3 percent from the field and 33.7 percent from the triple line. This makes him a promising MVP candidate, as he said about his potentially second award, he was calm: “If I don’t get him, I won’t die.”
Despite a weak supporting cast, he sat down in the PostSeason – in the person of Jamal Murray and Michael Porter Jr. Boards and 5.8 Assists against the Warriors. However, this was only enough to win, after five games the playoffs for the nuggets were running.
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NBA Playoffs – Warriors vs. Nuggets: The series at a glance (4-1)
|1||17. April||2.30 a.m.||Golden State Warriors||Denver nuggets||123: 107|
2 | 19. April | 4 o’clock | Golden State Warriors | Denver nuggets | 126: 106
3 | 22. April | 4 o’clock | Denver nuggets | Golden State Warriors | 113: 118
4 | 24. April | 9:30 p.m. | Denver Nuggets | Golden State Warriors | 126: 121
5 | 28. April | 4 o’clock | Golden State Warriors | Denver nuggets | 102: 98