Nikola Jokic has been named Western Conference Player of the Week for his performance in the Denver Nuggets three victories last week. The Nuggets took down the Portland Trail Blazers to start the week, then followed it the very next day by going to Utah — with only seven players — and upsetting the Jazz.
Denver closed their week on Saturday with a victory over the Phoenix Suns to sweep the season series. What every one of those games had in common was one thing, Jokic dominating every second he was on the court.
Jokic began the week with a 29 point, 13 rebound, and nine assist performance against Portland, falling just one assist shy of another triple-double. It was not till the night after that he recorded that triple-double — the 39th of his career — with a 30 point, 21 rebound, and 10 assist night. That put Jokic in some elite company as he became just the ninth player in NBA history with a 30-20-10 game and oh yeah, he made the game winning shot as well.
In the Nuggets three wins, Jokic averaged 27.3 points, 14.3 rebounds, and 8.3 assists per game. Jokic also averaged two blocks and 1.7 steals per game as he was not just a force on the offensive end of the court, but he also made his presence felt defensively.
On the season, Jokic is now averaging 20.6 points, 10.3 rebounds, and 6.8 assists per game. Jokic leads the Nuggets in almost every major statistical category and has been on an absolute tear the past few months to put him back into the MVP discussion.