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Jokić Earns All-NBA First Team honors for the fourth time 

Denver, May 22, 2024 – The NBA announced today that Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokić has been named to the KIA All-NBA First Team as voted on by members of the media.

Jokić is the only Nuggets player to earn All-NBA First Team honors four times and has now made an All-NBA team in six straight seasons, the longest streak in franchise history.

Jokić, 29, capped off another historic campaign by becoming the first player since Oscar Robertson in 1961-62 to average at least 25 points, 12 rebounds and nine assists for a single season. Earlier this month, he was named MVP for the third time in his career, becoming the ninth player in NBA history to win the award three or more times.

In 79 games (all starts), Joker averaged 26.4 points, 12.4 rebounds and 9.0 assists in a career-high tying 34.6 minutes per game, helping lead the Nuggets to a franchise-tying best 57 wins. He shot 58.3% from the field and 35.9% from three-point range while adding 1.37 steals per game. He was also named to his sixth consecutive All-Star game, his fourth straight year being named an All-Star starter.

Jokić registered 25 triple-doubles, one shy of the NBA lead, and 68 double-doubles, the most double-doubles in a season in franchise history. He now has had 20+ triple-doubles in consecutive seasons, becoming one of four players in NBA history (Robertson, Westbrook, Chamberlain) to record 20+ triple-doubles in multiple seasons. Jokić finished with a career-high 708 assists, passing Wilt Chamberlain for the most by a center in a single season in NBA history and moving him into second place all-time for most assists by a center. It also marks his fifth straight season with 550+ assists, tying Fat Lever for most such seasons in franchise history.

The Sombor, Serbia native led the NBA in PER (Player Efficiency Rating), finished 2nd in total assists (3rd in APG), 3rd in total rebounds (4th in RPG), 5th in total points (t-9th in ppg), 8th in total steals (20th in SPG) and 10th in field goal percentage. Joker also led the Nuggets in total points, rebounds, and assists for the seventh consecutive season, becoming the first player in NBA history to accomplish this feat (no one had done this in four straight seasons prior to Nikola in 2020-21).

Jokić is the seventh Nugget to be named to an All-NBA team, joining David Thompson, Alex English, Fat Lever, Antonio McDyess, Chauncey Billups, and Carmelo Anthony.