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Nikola Jokic is the Western Conference Player of the Month

The NBA’s reigning Most Valuable Player had a league-leading 66 double-doubles this season.

DENVER — Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokić has been named the Western Conference Player of the Month for games played in March and April, the NBA announced Tuesday.

Jokić wins the award for the second time this season and the fourth time in his career.

The NBA’s reigning Most Valuable Player surpasses both Carmelo Anthony and Alex English for most Player of the Month honors in Nuggets history.

Jokić, 27, recorded 17 double-doubles and three triple-doubles in March and April to finish the season with a league-leading 66 double-doubles.

In his final game of the season, Jokić became the first player in NBA history to register at least 2,000 points, 1,000 rebounds and 500 assists in a single season.

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Credit: AP
Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic, right, is defended by Memphis Grizzlies center Steven Adams during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, April 7, 2022, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

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