The Denver Nuggets obtained some unlucky information on Tuesday as back-to-back MVP Nikola Jokic is getting into the league’s well being and security protocols.
Jokic is likely one of the many who’ve entered the protocols this season. Fortuitously, the league has finished an incredible job of limiting COVID-19, with many fewer optimistic exams than previously two seasons.
Nikola Jokic will be capable of return ahead of previously because of the new protocols, which is nice information. Nevertheless, as has been seen, some gamers reply to it in a different way and are required to overlook extra time than common.
Nikola Jokic enters well being and security protocols
Jokic is having a considerably down season in comparison with years previous. He is averaging 20.8 factors, 9.5 rebounds, and eight.9 assists. NBA followers have gotten used to him averaging 25-point triple-doubles, so this yr is checked out as a gradual begin.
It is a robust loss for Denver (9-4), which sits in second place within the Western Convention. The Nuggets have solely performed 15 video games, however each recreation is vital for a staff that has their second- and third-best gamers recovering from accidents.
Michael Porter Jr. and Jamal Murray have returned after injury-plagued seasons a yr in the past and are nonetheless looking for their approach on the court docket. Maybe with the Nikola Jokic information, these guys will see a much bigger position than earlier than their accidents.
Jokic will miss Denver’s recreation in opposition to the New York Knicks (6-7). In the meanwhile, that would be the solely recreation that he is undoubtedly going to overlook. It appears seemingly that he’ll miss Friday’s recreation in opposition to the Dallas Mavericks (7-5), however that hasn’t been determined simply but.
Denver has an opportunity to beat the Knicks on Wednesday evening with out the star heart. If Jamal Murray and Michael Porter Jr. play effectively, Denver can begin the yr at 10-4.
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