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Nikola Jokic Says He'll Accept Supermax Contract From Nuggets: "If Offer's On The Table, Of Course I'm Going To Accept It."

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Nikola Jokic is one of the best big men in the game today. He is an absolutely incredible playmaker and can score effectively in the interior as well. He won the MVP award in 2021, and there's a good chance of him winning it again.

At the end of this season, Nikola Jokic will be a free agent. The Denver Nuggets will obviously try to retain him, and Jokic notably qualifies for a supermax contract. In March, his agent Misko Raznatovic reveals that the plan is to sign that supermax extension.

Nikola Jokic's agent Misko Raznatovic confirmed that his client is expected to sign a supermax extension with the Denver Nuggets in 2022 NBA free agency.

"According to our expectations, it should be signed this summer. The extension of the maximum amount, what he obviously deserved," Raznatovic said on the URBONUS podcast.

Jokic became eligible for a supermax contract in 2022 or 2023 after winning the MVP award last summer.

Per Bobby Marks of ESPN, Jokic's supermax extension in 2022 is projected to be the largest contract in NBA history, a total of $241M (based on a salary cap of $121.5M).

The last time Jokic signed a 5-year, $148M extension with Nuggets in 2018, he just exchanged emails with his agent. This time, if everything goes according to plan, Misko Raznatovic would like to organize a big party.

After the conclusion of Game 5, Nikola Jokic confirmed that he plans to sign the supermax with the Denver Nuggets, claiming he'd sign it if the offer was in front of him.

Obviously, this would be a good move for both the team and Nikola Jokic himself. The Denver Nuggets should in theory be a good team fully healthy, and next season, Jokic should have co-star Jamal Murray and Michael Porter Jr. back from their injuries.

There's a lot of time between now and free agency, and things could obviously change in an instant. However, it is clear that Nikola Jokic is willing to return to the Denver Nuggets, and they would be foolish to not offer him the supermax he is eligible for.