Nikola Jokic continues to stack Hardware, named All-NBA First Team
Jokić Becomes First Player in Franchise History to Earn All-NBA Honors in Three Straight Seasons
DENVER (KKTV) - The historic season continues for Nuggets star Nikola Jokic.
Tuesday, the NBA announced that the center has been named to the All-NBA First Team as voted on by members of the media. This comes on the heels of Jokic being named the 2020-’21 NBA MVP, the first ever in Nuggets franchise history.
This was a career season for Jokic, averaging career-highs with 26.4 points, 10.8 rebounds and 8.3 assists in 34.6 minutes per game. He also shot career-high percentages from the field (.566), behind the arc (.388) and from the free-throw line (.868) while adding 1.32 steals per game. He registered 60 double-doubles and 16 triple-doubles this season, surpassing Dikembe Mutombo for most double-doubles in Nuggets history and passing Fat Lever for most career-triple doubles as well as tying him for most triple-doubles in a single season.
The Sombor, Serbia native earned his third consecutive All-Star nomination, his first being voted as an All-Star Starter. He was named Western Conference Player of the Month twice (Dec./Jan. and March) and Western Conference Player of the Week three times (Jan. 25, Feb. 1, Mar. 22).
Jokić is the seventh Nugget to be named to an All-NBA team, joining David Thompson, Alex English, Fat Lever, Antonio McDyess, Chauncey Billups and Carmelo Anthony.
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