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NBA: Nikola Jokic renews commitment to Nuggets—reports

/ 01:16 PM May 28, 2022
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Nikola Jokic #15 of the Denver Nuggets dribbles against the Memphis Grizzlies at Ball Arena on January 21, 2022 in Denver, Colorado. Ethan Mito/Clarkson Creative/Getty Images/AFP

Two-time NBA Most Valuable Player Nikola Jokic has confirmed his long-term commitment to the Denver Nuggets and plans to sign a $260 million supermax extension this summer, The Athletic reported Friday.

There had been some concern about the 27-year-old center’s future in Denver following last week’s departure of former general manager Tim Connelly to lead the Minnesota Timberwolves’ front office.

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Jokic won his second straight MVP award in 2021-22 after averaging 27.1 points, 13.8 rebounds, 7.9 assists and 1.47 steals in 74 games.

He led the NBA with 19 triple-doubles and became the first player in NBA history to record at least 2,000 points, 1,000 rebounds and 500 assists in a season.

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A second-round pick by Denver in 2014, the four-time All-Star has career averages of 19.7 points, 10.4 rebounds and 6.2 assists in 527 games (486 starts).

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