DENVER — Nuggets star center and power forward Nikola Jokic accomplished what only one other player in franchise history has been able to accomplish.
Jokic joins former Nugget David Thompson on being named to the All-NBA First Team as voted by members of the media.
Thompson was named to the team twice in back-to-back years (1976-77 and 1977-78).
However, he is the first Serbian player to be bestowed the honor averaging career-highs in points (20.1), rebounds (10.8) and assists (7.3) in just 31.3 minutes per game during the 2018-19 season.
The 24-year-old recorded 12 triple-doubles, second-most in the NBA to Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook (33). Additionally, he finished with 56 double-doubles, the second-most in franchise history. Dikembe Mutombo had 58 during the 1992-93 season.
Jokic is also the first center to be named to the All-NBA First Team since Wilt Chamberlain in 1967-68 that has averaged at least 20 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists a game in a single season and he's the first player in NBA history to do so in less than 35 minutes per game.
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