Nikola Jokic’s MVP coronation and who ought to keep and who ought to go this summer season? – The Denver Submit

In the latest edition of the Nuggets Ink podcast, beat writer Mike Singer and deputy sports editor Matt Schubert reconvene to talk about Nikola Jokic’s MVP coronation and the critical offseason ahead. Among the topics discussed:

    • What was long expected finally became official this week as Nikola Jokic was named MVP for the second consecutive season. The announcement came complete with an emotional gathering outside Jokic’s horse stables in Serbia, with the entire Nuggets brain trust in tow. Singer gives his thoughts on the presentation and what was clearly a very touched Joker.
    • With several contracts coming off the books this summer, and Michael Porter Jr.’s five-year max deal coming into play, the franchise enters a hugely important offseason. With the team almost guaranteed to enter luxury tax territory, we look ahead to the summer to figure out who should stay and who should go prior to the 2022-23 season.
    • Jamal Murray spoke with reporters for the first time in months after the Nuggets’ season came to a close. What are the big takeaways from his comments? Did the Nuggets handle the messaging around his situation properly? Is there any bad blood between the team and Murray?
    • After a long season that spanned nine months, multiple injuries and countless twists and turns, Singer shares his favorite behind-the-scenes story from 2021-22.

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