Nikola Jokic is officially averaging triple-doubles this season
By releasing a new XXL performance – 26 points, 18 rebounds, 15 assists – against the Pelicans on Tuesday, Nikola Jokic slightly increased his statistics for the whole season. Slightly, but enough to shoot in triple-double average!
25.1 points, 11.1 rebounds, 10.0 assists.
Here is Nikola Jokic’s stat line in 44 games played in the 2022-23 campaign. That’s it, the Joker is officially running in triple-double average, an unprecedented feat for an interior even if the main interested party has absolutely nothing to wax about.
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In NBA history, only two players have made a triple-double in an entire season: Oscar “Big O” Robertson (once) and Russell Westbrook (four times). Both are outsiders.
Among the interiors that have not gone far from the feat (apart from Jokic), we can mention the inevitable Wilt Chamberlainwho dropped two seasons averaging 24 points – 24 rebounds – 8 assists during the second half of the 1960s. not counted before 1973), just like his great rival Bill Russell who therefore also deserves to appear on this list of interiors having almost shot in triple-double.
We are Wednesday February 1, Nikola Jokic is officially running in triple average doubles this season.
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If we live today in an era where individual stats are constantly increasing, succeeding in shooting triple-doubles over the whole of a season remains a huge achievement. Perhaps even more for an interior, seen that we have never seen a pivot drop 10 passes per game in NBA history.
It remains to be seen whether Nikola Jokic can keep up the pace until the finish line next April…