Nikola Jokic

Nikola Jokic reached superstar stature during the last few years being the franchise player of the Denver Nuggets. The Nuggets are bound to be one of the best teams in the West in the upcoming season.

Nuggets’ forward Michael Porter Jr. spoke on Jokic’s leadership qualities and shared his view on how the All-Star center sets an example on and off the court.

(via Joel Rush of Forbes):

“No matter if he plays good or bad, he’s always in the weight room after the game, he’s always making sure he gets his recovery in before he leaves the arena, he always makes sure he gets his sleep in, just so that he’s ready to go the next day.”

“And I would say the best attribute about a player is availability. And he is a guy that’s always available, you know what you’re gonna get… We know what he’s gonna bring, and he’s learning how to lead by example.”

Jokic has rarely missed time during his first five seasons in the league playing 73+ games in each of them. He gradually became Denver’s superstar showcasing his passing and playmaking ability, despite being 7’0” center.

On the other hand, Michael Porter Jr. is an up-and-coming star for the Nuggets. After missing his rookie season due to injury, Porter emerged as a versatile offensive wing for his team during the season restart in Orlando.

The Nuggets tip off their 2020-21 regular season on Wednesday against the Sacramento Kings.