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Nuggets' Nikola Jokic makes All-NBA First Team

Posted at 12:38 PM, May 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-23 14:45:55-04

DENVER – Nuggets center Nikola Jokic on Thursday was named to the All-NBA First Team, becoming just the second player in franchise history to earn the honor.

Jokic, 24, had a career year for the Nuggets, who reached the Western Conference semifinals. He averaged 20.1 points, 10.8 rebounds and 7.3 assists per game, all career highs, and he set a franchise record with 56 double-doubles. In the playoffs, he averaged more than 25 points per game and 13 rebounds, recording four triple-doubles.

The Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo, the Warriors' Stephen Curry, the Thunder's Paul George and the Rockets' James Harden joined Jokic on the first team.

Thursday's nod was Jokic's first All-NBA selection. He also earned his first All-Star selection earlier this year.

David Thompson earned first team All-NBA honors for the Nuggets in 1977 and 1978.