Nikola Jokic has become just the fourth player in Denver Nuggets franchise history to be named to an All-NBA team in consecutive seasons.
Denver Nuggets superstar center Nikola Jokic has made the All-NBA Second Team for the 2019-20 season, his second straight season receiving the All-League honor.
Last season, Jokic was named to the All-NBA First Team. However, Los Angeles Lakers power forward Anthony Davis supplanted him at center; Davis has been named to an All-NBA team three times in his career (2014-15, 2016-17, 2017-18).
According to NBA.com, with this year’s All-NBA selection, Jokic is now just the fourth Nuggets player to earn All-NBA team honors in consecutive seasons in team history. He joins David Thompson, Alex English and Carmelo Anthony in that select group of franchise stars. Jokic is the seventh Nuggets player to be named to an All-NBA team at all, joining Thompson, English, Anthony, Fat Lever, Antonio McDyess and Chauncey Billups.
Jokic finished the regular season with 13 triple-doubles, which was tied for 2nd-most in the league this season (it’s also the 2nd-most single season triple-doubles in Nuggets franchise history).
He would lead the league with four game-winning field goals, and in the clutch (the last five minutes of a game with a point differential of five or less) he was ranked 1st in field goal conversions, 2nd in total points and 3rd in assists.
Clearly, Jokic deserved the honor, as was ranked 11th in total field goals, 6th in total assists, and 8th in total rebounds as he helped lead Denver to the third seed in the Western Conference Playoffs.
Jokic led the Nuggets in total points, rebounds, assists, steals and free-throws this season, highlighting his importance to Denver’s squad.