NBA: Jokic extends his contract with the Nuggets for a record amount – rts.ch
Two-time NBA player of the season Nikola Jokic will extend his career with the Denver Nuggets after signing a record five-year, 264 million euro contract, US media reported Thursday.
The Denver Post is one of many media outlets to report on the deal, the biggest in league history, with Serbian pivot Jokic (27) as the free agent negotiation period begins.
As the Post points out, this news was not unexpected, Jokic, elected in May best player of the NBA regular season for the 2nd consecutive year, had affirmed that he was not interested in a transfer at the end of Denver’s loss to the Golden State Warriors in the playoffs.
Asked about such an offer, he said: « Of course I will accept it because I really like this organization, I really like the people who work here« .
Drafted in 41st position in 2014 by Denver, Jokic has become a superstar as discreet as it is essential for the Nuggets.