Is Nikola Jokic being overlooked for the MVP?

Nikola Jokic is the only player along with Domantas Sabonis to have a double-double in every game this season

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Nikola Jokic has had a double-double in every match for the Denver Nuggets this season

Nikola Jokic is the only player to have had a double-double in every game he has played this season. After not a phenomenal start to the 2020-21 season, the Denver Nuggets have registered a 7-7 record by beating Oklahoma City Thunder. The only player to have a double-double in every match of the season so far is, Indiana Pacers’ Domantas Sabonis. Jokic also gathered a lot of praise from his teammates after hitting another double-double against the Thunder. 

Jokic scored 27 points and 12 rebounds against the OKC. Although the Nuggets have given up on a few occasions in this season, resulting in losing those games. But Jokic has left no stone unturned in order to find a victory for his team. He has been only consistent performer and has been crucial in their rise from being 1-4, to 7-7 now. 

Nikola Jokic gathers praise from teammates after another double-double 

After tonight’s performance, teammate Monte Morris had the highest of praises for Jokic. He said, “Like I told him two, three games ago after the game. I just said, ‘Everybody talking about the Durants and LeBronsGiannises. We’re playing with a Hall of Famer right here.’ I just wanted him to know that.” 

During the post-game interview, coach Mike Malone was asked how he motivates Jokic to score. Malone was at his sarcastic best as he replied, “I locked him in my office one day and I beat him with a pillowcase full of soda cans” 

Nuggets fans will hope that coach Malone can also motivate Jamal Murray in the same way as today’s game. Although he is averaging a career-best of 19.2 points per game currently, he has been shooting poorly at 44% from the field and has been terribly inconsistent. During the playoffs, he was on fire, averaging 26.5 points while shooting 50% from the field.

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