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Congrats to the best center in the NBA!
After earning All-NBA First Team last season, Nikola Jokic can add another notch to his belt as he earned All-NBA Second Team for his tremendous play throughout the 2019-20 season.
Full All-NBA Team voting results for 2019-20 … pic.twitter.com/szjKaQwnRU
— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) September 16, 2020
Jokic got the second most first place on the All-NBA Second Team, only trailing Kawhi Leonard who got 39 to Nikola’s 21 votes. One reason why Jokic might have lost out on First Team honors is he began the season a little slow, which made his stats per game a little lower than what they were last season.
Still, in 73 regular season games, Jokic averaged a solid 19.9 points, 9.7 rebounds, and seven assists per game. Where Jokic has really picked up his play is in these playoffs as he is currently averaging 25.4 points, 10.8 rebounds, and six assists per game.
Nikola Jokic (16 PTS, 22 REB, 13 AST) becomes the first player in NBA playoff history to record a 20+ rebound triple-double in a Game 7!@nuggets advance to the Western Conference Finals vs. LAL starting Friday at 9pm/et on TNT. pic.twitter.com/rU5Vazyf2Z
— NBA (@NBA) September 16, 2020
As you can also see on the graphic, Jokic lost out to Anthony Davis for First Team All-NBA, which is interesting considering Davis doesn’t really play center. Nonetheless, Jokic will be able to silence the doubters as he will most likely matchup against Davis for a majority of the Western Conference Finals. Jokic will be ready to rise to the challenge if you ask me.
Congrats to The Joker!