06/16/2021, 1:03 AM
Named to All-NBA First Team
This is unsurprising, as Jokic was named MVP earlier in June. Jokic played every game this season, and he averaged 26.4 points, 10.8 rebounds, 8.3 assists and 1.3 steals. He also shot 56.6 percent from the field and 38.8 percent from deep. Jokic averaged similar numbers in the playoffs, but the Nuggets were swept by the Suns in the second round.
06/14/2021, 3:40 AM
Scores 19 in start
Morris got the start in place of Facundo Campazzo, and while he was productive in 35 minutes, he finished as a team-worst minus-17 in the seven-point loss. Overall, it was a disappointing, four-game sweep for the Nuggets, but Morris played well in Games 3 and 4, totaling 40 points, 11 assists and five three-pointers. With Jamal Murray (knee) set to miss a large portion of the 2021-22 campaign, Morris could find himself in an elevated role to begin next season.
06/14/2021, 3:36 AM
Finishes season on high note
Inserted into the starting lineup in place of Austin Rivers, Barton made the most of the opportunity, leading the Nuggets in scoring and posting his first 20-point game since April 19. It wasn't the most efficient effort from the floor, but it was an encouraging finish to the season for the veteran, who missed 20 straight games -- including all of Round 1 -- with a hamstring injury. Barton made his return for Game 2 against the Suns and scored in double-figures in all three of his appearances. He'll enter the offseason with a chance to hit free agency, as he holds a $14.7 million player option for the 2021-22 season.