The Denver Nuggets have been with out their celebrity and the league’s reigning MVP Nikola Jokic for 2 video games now and it might be extra.
Jokic has missed the crew’s final two video games with a proper wrist damage. The ultra-durable star has now missed three of the Nuggets’ first 17 video games — the one different recreation he did not swimsuit up for therefore far was resulting from a suspension, following his altercation with the Miami Warmth’s Markieff Morris.
By 14 video games, he is averaging career-highs of 26.4 factors and 13.6 rebounds whereas additionally allotting 6.4 assists on career-high capturing efficiencies of 59.3 p.c from the sphere and 41.0 p.c from past the arc.
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What’s subsequent for Jokic? This is the whole lot we learn about his damage.
What’s Nikola Jokic’s damage?
Hours earlier than the Nov. 23 recreation in opposition to the Blazers, the Nuggets declared Jokic out with a proper wrist sprain.
Nikola Jokić (proper wrist sprain) is OUT for tonight’s recreation.
Zeke Nnaji will likely be lively tonight.
— Denver Nuggets (@nuggets) November 24, 2021
It is an damage that the large man reportedly suffered midway through the team’s dwelling loss in opposition to the Philadelphia 76ers. Though he performed till the tip, he was seen favouring it within the second half.
How lengthy is Nikola Jokic out?
It is at present unknown if Jokic will miss greater than two video games. As well as, the Nuggets will likely be with out different key younger stars in Jamal Murray (ACL) and Michael Porter Jr. (again).
The Serbian has been one of the vital dependable gamers in his profession, having missed simply 20 video games by way of his six earlier seasons.
Nuggets upcoming schedule
The Nuggets enter their Nov. 23 recreation in opposition to the Path Blazers with a 9-8 report, good for sixth within the West on the time of this writing.
Following their recreation in Portland, Denver will return dwelling to host the Bucks on Nov. 26. They will then start a seven-game highway journey in Miami on Nov. 29.
|Nov. 23||at Path Blazers||10:00 p.m|
|Nov. 26||vs. Bucks||9:00 p.m|
|Nov. 29||at Warmth||7:30 p.m|
|Dec. 1||at Magic||7:00 p.m|
|Dec. 4||at Knicks||1:00 p.m.|
Presently, the Nuggets rank twelfth in defensive ranking (105.4) and 21th in offensive ranking (106.0).
*Stats as of Nov. 23