Nikola Jokic says he feels “rested” heading into next season

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Despite the shortened offseason, Denver Nuggets star center Nikola Jokic is ready for the quickly approaching season.

“I feel rested. … My body is where it’s supposed to be,” Jokic said.

The Nuggets lengthy playoff run combined with the shorter turnaround to the upcoming season meant that the team had less time to recover.

Jokic has been durable throughout his career so far, playing at least 73 games in each of his first five NBA seasons.

He won’t hit that number this season due to the 72-game regular season schedule, but based on his comments, it sounds like he’s ready to go help lead the Nuggets to be a contender once again in the Western Conference.