According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, Denver Nuggets superstar big man Nikola Jokic will return to the lineup tonight after missing the past four games due to a wrist injury.
Reigning NBA MVP Nikola Jokic will return to lineup tonight for Nuggets vs. Heat after missing four games due to wrist sprain.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) November 29, 2021
This sets up a nice rematch between Jokic and the Miami Heat as you might recall what happened the last time these teams played just a few weeks ago:
Jokic and Markieff Morris both got ejected after exchanging fouls during Nuggets-Heat.— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) November 9, 2021
Morris was hurt but walked off the floor under his own power. pic.twitter.com/ReXnjRTHzu
Hopefully nothing from the past resurfaces tonight and Jokic can help lead the Nuggets to a big time victory. The Nuggets are in a bit of a rough patch having lost their last six games and this is their first bit of good news that has surfaced in awhile. It was reported this morning that Michael Porter Jr. was set to undergo another back surgery, so Jokic having some positive injury news is a little breath of fresh air for Nuggets fans.
"There's still scenarios where Michael Porter Jr. could play again this season."@wojespn with the latest pic.twitter.com/1wE6Zuocaw— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) November 29, 2021
Jokic is putting together another MVP quality season averaging 26.4 points, 13.6 rebounds, and 6.4 assists in the 14 games he’s played this season. Here’s to hoping Jokic has another big performance tonight and gets the Nuggets back into the win column.