‣ Nikola Jokic gives advice to rookie center Chet Holmgren about his weight and physique
‣ Chet Holmgren is leading the NBA in blocks after October’s part of the season
‣ Coach Michael Malone is impressed by Nikola Jokic’s triple-double skills and never takes him for granted
The recent Nuggets vs. Thunder matchup sparked conversations about the clash between Nikola Jokic and Chet Holmgren. After the game, Jokic jokingly advised Holmgren to gain some weight, but praised his unique talent. Jokic highlighted that Holmgren is still learning the game and needs more experience.
Holmgren responded to Jokic’s comments, saying that it’s difficult to gain weight when you’re already not fat. The rookie player, who missed last season due to an injury, is currently averaging 15 points and 6.3 rebounds per game. He is also leading the NBA in blocks for the month of October.
Holmgren’s coach, Mark Daigneault, expressed his belief that centers like Holmgren are often underappreciated. He emphasized that successful teams still value the presence of big men. Meanwhile, Jokic continues to impress his coach, Michael Malone, with his triple-double performances. Malone stated that he never takes Jokic’s greatness for granted.
When asked about his individual accomplishments, Jokic compared himself to triple-double legends like Russell Westbrook. He believes his all-around offensive game and ability to affect the game in various ways make him versatile.
The Nuggets vs. Thunder game had its fair share of highlights and post-game discussions, shedding light on the talent and potential of players like Holmgren and Jokic.