You cannot deny the skill of the Denver Nuggets, who are currently sixth in the West with a record of 36-25.
They might not be the best team in the West but they are doing very well and a lot of that is due to the fact that they have the league’s reigning MVP: Nikola Jokic.
Jokic, predictably, has been on fire.
The Nuggets are 35-25.
Jokic is averaging 26/14/8 on 57% shooting and leading the league in triple-doubles.
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The Nuggets’ big man has been averaging 26, 14, and 8 on a fantastic 57 percent shooting.
And, as expected, he is leading the team in triple-doubles.
The fact that Jokic is doing so well isn’t surprising but something everyone keeps forgetting is that he and his team are on the verge of getting much better.
Not Joking Around
Jokic is an absolute powerhouse on the basketball court and is making a case for being a two-time MVP this year.
Even if the Nuggets only had Jokic going into the postseason, they’d be sitting pretty with a chance to make a strong push towards the Western Conference Finals.
But the truth is that Denver could be getting a lot better in the weeks ahead.
That’s because both Michael Porter Jr. and Jamal Murray are rumored to be returning to the team before the playoffs begin.
Both of these guards were huge parts of the team before their respective injuries.
Since their absences began, Jokic has been carrying the team in an unparalleled way.
But there is no doubt that he’d happily have Porter and Murray back.
There is also no doubt that Jokic stands to get even better with Porter and Murray by his side.
And with more shots raining down from the Nuggets, the team has an ever better shot at making the Finals this year.NEXT: Nikola Jokic Remains As The NBA MVP Favorite