Nikola Jokic Says He’ll Accept Supermax Contract From Nuggets

Following a historic season that could lead to a second MVP trophy, Nikola Jokic said he will sign what is expected to be the largest supermax contract extension in NBA history with the Denver Nuggets this offseason.

Jokic poured in 30 points, 19 rebounds and 8 assists in Game 5 of the Nuggets’ first-round series Wednesday night, but they were eliminated with a 102-98 loss to the Golden State Warriors.

Jokic now is eligible to receive a supermax contract extension that will be worth $254 million over five years, according to ESPN’s Bobby Marks.

“I would like it, of course,” Jokic said when asked about a contract extension. “But it’s not something that I’m deciding. I think if [the] offer is on the table, of course I’m going to accept it because I really like the organization, I really like the people who works here. I’m in [a] really good relationship with everybody from [the] owner to equipment manager.”

The reigning MVP delivered a historic individual season that could lead to a second consecutive MVP trophy. Jokic, 27, became the first player with 2,000 points, 1,000 rebounds and 500 assists in a season. He also became the first to average 25 points, 13 rebounds and 7 assists in a season, and the first to lead his team in points, rebounds, assists, steals, blocks and field goal percentage in a season since steals and blocks became official in 1973-74, according to research by ESPN Stats & Information.

Author: Lucy Green