It is inevitable that the runrún that accompanies the start of the season has begun to intensify less than a week before the start of the season. training camp. The teams rush their last days of rest while the first statements about the future of the campaign begin to pile up in the headlines of the local media.
After receiving the MVP of the season award last year, Nikola Jokic is one of the players on whom a not inconsiderable number of looks will be focused despite the fact that their Denver Nuggets will start the season orphans of Jamal Murray. The guard He is recovering from the serious injury he suffered last April, although he is expected to be ready to return in February.
Asked about the aspirations of the Colorado team, Jokic was quite cautious and did not want to get wet when asked about the team’s ring chances. “If everyone complies and plays in the right way there is a possibility, of course,” said the center Serbian for the middle Denver Post. “Do we have enough talent for it? I do not know. Are we the best team in the NBA? I do not know. Then we will see. The season will show it to us. As for the goals for the season? I have not put any. Of course, everyone says the championship, but that’s what they have been saying for the last seven years. I will not say the championship. That is something that is on our mind and that we all want to achieve. “
The truth is that every player who is part of the NBA aspires and dreams of winning the title, but for this they have to come together a large number of aspects such as preparation, talent, health and, also in the right measure, luck. . By name, by system and by track record, the Nuggets emerge as one of the top teams in the Western Conference. However, the competition will be fierce.
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