The player had the best season of his career last year and ended up winning the MVP trophy.
However, this year he stepped it up to a whole new level – as wild as that sounds.
Jokic MVP season vs this season:
26.4 ➡️ 27.1 PPG
10.8 ➡️ 13.8 RPG
8.3 ➡️ 7.9 APG
1.3 ➡️ 1.5 SPG
0.7 ➡️ 0.9 BPG
56.6 ➡️ 58.3 FG%
The Nuggets have more wins without Murray/MPJ this season (48) than with them last season (47). pic.twitter.com/tek1FUXTUi
— StatMuse (@statmuse) April 8, 2022
That’s the obvious truth when you compare his last season to this one.
Jokic moved from 26.4 points per game to 27.1 this year.
He also stepped up to 13.8 rebounds per game from 10.8 and 1.5 steals per game from 1.3.
If that’s not enough, he also has 0.9 blocks per game compared to last year’s 0.7.
Is Jokic now basically a one-man team?
The Best Is Still Ahead
Denver fans are quite excited right now because they know that they could be entering a great season.
It’s true that this postseason will be tough for the Nuggets and the chances of them making the Finals are slim.
But think about next year: Jokic could be even better and Murray and Porter should be back in good shape too.
For years now, fans of the Nuggets have felt that their team was always this close to breaking out of the West – but they were always just one or two assets short of reaching true greatness.
Jokic has been doing stunning work, of course, but the team needs a full, healthy roster to find success beyond the MVP trophy.
It feels like their chance of finally being phenomenal is coming in the next few months.
Until then, fans can just sit back in awe of Jokic.