Many others would have stopped going, taking for good what they achieved at the individual level last year and falling into the restless
Many others would have stopped going, taking for good what they achieved at the individual level last year and falling into the restlessness and frustration of the team’s injuries, but Nikola Jockic nor has he contemplated it. The Serbian center has not only maintained the stellar level shown last year that earned him to be considered MVP, but he has raised it even more, if that is possible. And it is that the absence of men like Porter Jr and Murray has been taken as a need to assume more stripes and responsibility, leading the team to a fifth place that, if they maintain it, would be an enormous merit. The nba statistics Nikola are amazing and nothing like it has been seen in the history of the league.
In the last match played by those from Colorado, against the battered Lakers, the Balkan managed to emulate Antetokounmpo, one of his main competitors for the MVP, when it came to signing some amazing numbers. And it is that Greek and Serbian are the only players of the season who have signed a game of more than 35 points, 15 rebounds, 5 assists, 2 steals and 2 blocks. An unmistakable sign of his enormous involvement, both in defense and attack, as well as his innate ability to influence many aspects of the game. Precisely that has been the usual trend of his campaign, which leads him to record numbers inconceivable for anyone a few years ago.
Nikola Jokic is having a unicorn season.
First player in top 10 PPG, RPG, APG, FG% in last 50 seasons.
Highest single-season PER ever.
First 25/13/6 season ever (he’s averaging 27/14/8). pic.twitter.com/wTZbVTlOEj
— StatMuse (@statmuse) April 4, 2022
Nikola Jokic is signing one of the best seasons in history at the individual level
No one in the last 50 years had remained in the top 10 at the end of the regular season in average points, rebounds, assists and shooting from the field. It seems difficult to find a figure that better summarizes the greatness of Nikola Jockic, but if there is, it only reaffirms this theory. It is the PER, the famous scale used by the NBA and that is comparable to the valuation, used in FIBA basketball. There, not only is Jokic the best of the season, but he is the best in history. If something is missing, he is in a position to finish the course with averages of 25/13/6, something that has never been seen in the best league in the world.