In the modern era, the center position has gone through the most changes. Gone are the days when a center’s job was to just stay in the paint or swat away shots. Now, the game requires them to have a complete skill set just like any other position on the court. Denver Nuggets’ Nikola Jokic is one of the best examples of a modern era center.
Jokic can do anything on the floor, from scoring at an elite level to making breathtaking plays for his teammates. In fact, last season Jokic was the primary reason behind the sensational playoff run for the Nuggets.
The expectations are the same from the Joker and his team this season as well. Although they had a slow start to the season, the Nuggets are now on the right track. Currently, they are fifth in the Western Conference with a record of 23-16, which is amazing considering there is a huge competition in the West.
Nikola Jokic speaks about matching a rare franchise record
Tonight the Nuggets faced off against the Indiana Pacers in an inter-conference battle. As expected, the Nuggets were victorious behind a great performance from Nikola Jokic. Jokic finished the game with yet another double-double to his name.
This marked the 277th double-double of his career and tied NBA legend Dikembe Mutombo for the most double-doubles in the franchise history. After realizing this Jokic said:
“That’s nice. I got a goosebumps. So that’s pretty cool.”
Matching any franchise record is a moment of pride for any NBA player. Jokic must have felt that as well as he has given his heart and soul to the team for several years now. Moving forward, hopefully he can lead the team to winning an NBA Championship.
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