NBA Rumors: Jokic Re-Commits To Denver, Ready To Sign Supermax

After winning his second consecutive league MVP award, Nikola Jokic is now ready to reap the rewards, as sources say he's re-committed to the Denver Nuggets and is ready to sign a $260M supermax contract.

According to NBA Insider Shams Charania, the superstar center has reiterated his belief in the Nuggets' long-term future despite the loss of team architect Tim Connelly earlier this week. 

"Multiple sources tell The Athletic that when the Nuggets offer Jokic the five-year, $260 million supermax deal in July, the All-NBA center plans to sign the contract," wrote Charania.

That contract will make Jokic the highest-paid player in NBA history

A successful meeting between Jokic's brothers and the Nuggets' new GM Calvin Booth this week affirmed that all parties are on the same page about the future of the franchise.

With the expected returns of Jamal Murray and Michael Porter Jr.—both of whom missed practically the entire season in 2021-22—the team is expected to be aggressive to add to that core, and continue to be contenders in the West. 

After the Nuggets were knocked out of this year's playoffs, Jokic's comments spoke to his status in Denver: 

“I’m in (a) really good relationship with people who work here, and a good relationship with everybody from the owner to, let’s say, the equipment manager,” he continued. “I think we have something that we’re building. It actually feels really good.”