While Nikola Jokic is not very vocal in the media, the 2023 Finals MVP has a sense of humor that all of his teammates can account for. During a recent podcast episode, former Sixth Man of the Year and NBA Champion Mike Miller revealed a hilarious Jokic story from shortly after he won Finals MVP.
The Los Angeles Lakers were swept by the Denver Nuggets in last year's Western Conference Finals, and it further illuminated their need for more size. A matchup with Nikola Jokic is a nightmare for any team, but teams lacking front court and wing depth can really get in trouble.
Denver Nuggets star Michael Porter Jr. had a lot of injury concerns coming out of college, which is why he fell so far in the NBA Draft. Once considered a top pick, Porter fell further than many anticipated, which allowed the Nuggets to select him 14th overall in 2018.
Jamal Murray had the greatest comeback story of the NBA season. Unfortunately, national media members didn't give it enough respect or time, because they spent more time talking about the Lakers or Celtics.
Bruce Brown may have only been on the Denver Nuggets for one season, but he will always be remembered very fondly in their championship season. It was a season of good vibes, chemistry, and once-in-a-lifetime camaraderie for the Nuggets, so it hurt to see Brown go.
Dwight Howard was one of the greatest centers to ever play the game of basketball. His name has been long forgotten when it comes to lists of greatest centers of all time, and he's tired of the disrespect - even if it's at the expense of Nikola Jokic.
Jeff Green will be a sought-after free agent this summer despite coming off perhaps the worst statistical season of his career. At 36, Green averaged 19.5 minutes and 7.8 points per game, both career lows, for the Denver Nuggets last year.