Jokic Will Sign Super-Max "If Offer Is On The Table"

Although the Denver Nuggets' season came to an early end Wednesday night, eliminated in Game 5 by the Golden State Warriors, it was another MVP-like performance for Nikola Jokic, last season's Most Valuable Player, and a strong contender to win it again. 

He now says he's ready to re-up with Denver for the long haul, as he's eligible for a super-max extension of 5-years, $254M, according to ESPN's Bobby Marks, the "largest contract in NBA history". 

"I would like it, of course," Jokic said as the Nuggets began their offseason. "But it's not something that I'm deciding. I think if [the] offer is on the table, of course I'm going to accept it because I really like the organization, I really like the people who work here. I'm in [a] really good relationship with everybody from [the] owner to equipment manager."

The 27-year-old reigning MVP had a season for the NBA record books, becoming the first player ever to score at least 2,000 points, 1,000 rebounds and 500 assists. He set other marks as well:

  • First player to average 25 pts, 13 reb, 7 asts
  • First player to lead his team in pts, rebs, asts, steals, blocks & FG%
  • First player with 2,000 pts, 1,000 rebs, 500 asts
His playoff performance was once again sublime, despite losing the series. And The Joker just keeps doing his thing:
About the possibility of winning his second straight MVP, Jokic said "It's something that if it happened, it's a great thing of course. It's something that's probably legacy, my name is always going to be there. But if I don't get it, I'm not going to die. ... It would be nice, but if it happens, happens."

Jokic finished his spectacular season with averages of 27.1 points, 13.8 rebounds and 7.9 assists.