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Nikola Jokic aspires to become Tim Duncan of Denver Nuggets

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After winning his second-straight MVP honors, Nikola Jokic is set to reach for the stars with the Denver Nuggets.

By having lucrative individual honors, Jokic can’t ask for more to add. As such, he is now aiming to build a legacy down in the Mile High City and looking to replicate the legendary accomplishments of one of the greatest big men of all time.

Jokic kept it real that he wants to be the Tim Duncan version of the Denver Nuggets, but the Serbian superstar understands that there’s still a lot of work to do from a collective standpoint.

“It’s really nice to be here,” Jokic said. “I want to be the Tim Duncan of the Denver Nuggets. But I need to win a couple of championships to be him. I like the city, organization, the people. I really enjoy it here. I don’t want to change anything.”

Given that he is already locked with the team on a long-term vision, the aspirations remain bright and glowing.

And with Jamal Murray and Michael Porter Jr. now healthy, powered by crucial additions of Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Bruce Brown, both Jokic and Denver have a chance to start a potential dynasty this upcoming season.

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