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Nikola Jokic and the Denver Nuggets have agreed upon a five-year, $146.5-million max deal, according to a report from Yahoo Sports.
The Nuggets declined Jokic’s team option for 2018-19 so they could lock up the talented big man for the long-haul.
Denver Nuggets star Nikola Jokic has committed to a five-year, $146.5M maximum contract with the Denver Nuggets, league sources tell Yahoo.
Denver has retained its two core free agents.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 1, 2018
This past season, Jokic averaged 18.5 points, 10.7 rebounds and 6.1 assists in 75 games, shooting 49.9 percent from the field and 39.6 percent from three.
Denver missed the postseason on the last day of the regular season by losing to the Minnesota Timberwolves.
With Jokic signed for the foreseeable future, the Nuggets have one of the most versatile centers in the game at their disposal and are hoping players around Jokic can improve so that the team can make the playoffs out West and make some noise.