Denver Nuggets star Nikola Jokic is now cleared of COVID-19, and is all set to participate in the season restart.
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Don’t fret no more, Nuggets fans. Your beloved all-around big man is now free of the virus and will certainly put on the threads and sneakers in the season restart. Jokic, who tested positive for COVID-19 a couple of weeks ago, will be going straight to the Orlando bubble to join his teammates. Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports reported that Jokic is still in Serbia, but will travel directly to the ESPN Wide World of Sports complex.
“The Denver Nuggets expect All-Star center Nikola Jokic to arrive in Orlando from his native Serbia to join the team for the NBA restart in the next couple of days, league sources told Yahoo Sports,” Haynes wrote.
“Jokic tested positive for COVID-19 in June, but has since tested negative consecutively and is cleared to enter the campus at Walt Disney World.”
Now riding his second consecutive All-Star season, the Serbian center is norming impressive averages of 20.2 points, 10.2 rebounds, 6.9 assists and 1.2 steals per game. He has been the driving force of the 3rd-seeded Nuggets, and his versatility on offense is arguably the best among the league’s active centers.
I mean, just look at the wonders he is doing for the Nuggets this year.
Jokic’s name has also been making waves in social media platforms during the NBA’s lull time, mainly because of his obviously-trimmed down physique. He has endured through so many criticisms about his body shape throughout his productive five-year pro career, and maybe he’s just tired of it all.
Look at how Jokic transformed his body during the past three months that the NBA suspended the season. (via Ballislife.com’s Twitter account)
— Ballislife.com (@Ballislife) June 11, 2020
For their first assignment in the season resumption at Orlando, Jokic and the Nuggets will be going up against fellow All-Star big man Bam Adebayo and the Miami Heat.