Nikola Jokic on Signing Supermax Extension: ‘I’m Going to Accept It’

The Denver Nuggets’ season has ended after the Golden State Warriors beat them, 102-98, to advance to the second round of the playoffs. Nikola Jokic finished Game 5 valiantly, posting 30 points, 19 rebounds, and eight assists in the closeout game.

During his postgame press conference with assembled media, Nikola Jokic implied he would sign what will reportedly be the largest supermax extension in NBA history after finishing the season with a historic individual season that could help him win his second consecutive MVP award. According to Bobby Marks of ESPN, the contract will be worth $254 million over five years.

“I would like it, of course,” Jokic said per ESPN. “But it’s not something that I’m deciding. I think if [the] offer is on the table, of course, I’m going to accept it because I really like the organization, I really like the people who work here. I’m in [a] really good relationship with everybody from [the] owner to equipment manager.”

The reigning defending MVP became the first player in League history to register 2,000 points, 1,000 rebounds, and 500 assists in a single season. Jokic also became the first to average at least 25 points, 13 rebounds, and seven dimes in a season and the first to lead his teams in all traditional stats, including field goal percentage, since steals and blocks became an official stat in 1973-74, according to ESPN.

“I mean, I never dream about it,” Jokic said of possibly becoming a back-to-back MVP. “It’s something that if it happened, it’s a great thing, of course. It’s something that probably legacy; my name is always going to be there.”

“But if I don’t get it, I’m not going to die. … It would be nice, but if it happens, happens.”