Nikola Jokic extends his contract for 264 million euros

Serbian Nikola Jokic, the best player in the NBA for the past two seasons, extended his contract with his current team, the Denver Nuggets, with a record deal in the history of the NBA, worth 264 million euros for a period of five years, according to American media reported yesterday, Thursday. . Nuggets highlighted the record deal with the 27-year-old center, Jokic, at a time when the period of talks with players free of their contracts begins.

As expected, the two sides reached an agreement after Jokic confirmed that he was not interested in leaving his team the day after the Denver Nuggets lost to the Golden State Warriors in the playoffs.
When asked about his position if the Nuggets proposed to him extending his contract, he said, “Of course I will agree because I love this club, and the people that work here.”

Nikola Jokic has confirmed that he is happy to be staying with the Denver Nags for five more seasons

By being named the best player in the league two years in a row, Jokic joined the closed club of legends, such as: Bill Russell, Wilt Chamberlain, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Moses Malone, Larry Bird, Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan, Tim Duncan, Canadian Steve Nash, LeBron James, Stephen Curry and Greece’s Yannis Antetokounmpo.
“Joker” Jokic starred remarkably during the past regular season, scoring 27.1 points per game (58.3 percent of success), in addition to 13.8 rebounds and 7.9 assists.

Batum extends his contract with Clippers
On the other hand, Frenchman Nicolas Batum announced the extension of his contract with his current Los Angeles Clippers for an additional two years, specifically until 2024, for $11 million annually. “I am very excited to be staying at this club, which welcomed me in my early days,” the 33-year-old wrote on his Twitter page. Batum moved to the Clippers in November 2020 after his former team, the Charlotte Hornets, excluded him from his list of players.
The French international, nicknamed “Batman” (Batman), played 54 of the 59 main matches he participated in last season, with an average of 8.3 points and 4.3 rebounds per match.

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