Sadly, it just wasn’t enough to get his team across the finish line.
The team is now out of the playoffs after being taken down by the Golden State Warriors, 4-1 in the first round.
They didn’t want things to end that way but at least there are a few things to be proud of from this year – especially Jokic.
Nikola Jokic went out swinging.
12-18 FG pic.twitter.com/3o7x9AJXFI
— StatMuse (@statmuse) April 28, 2022
Jokic put up 30 points, 19 rebounds, 8 assists, and shot 12-of-18 in his last game of the season.
Even with that amazing night, the team was still conquered by the Warriors.
These are definitely the numbers of an MVP.
Better Than Ever
Believe it or not, Jokic has only gotten better this year.
Last season, his average was 26.4 points, 10.8 rebounds, and 8.3 assists.
However, this year he stepped it up to 27.1 points, 13.8 rebounds, and 7.9 assists.
Since he won MVP last year, it only makes sense that he takes the title again this season.
Denver has a wonderful future Hall of Famer with Jokic, they just need to have a stronger team around him.
A series of injuries left the team short-handed.
The plan is that both of those stars will be ready to play when next season begins.
If that happens, Jokic will have some of the pressure taken off his shoulders and the team will get much, much deeper.
Imagine a fully healthy Nuggets team with Jokic’s power at its core.
That sounds like a recipe for great success.