Nuggets news: Nikola Jokic makes cover of Men's Health in Serbia
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Nuggets star Nikola Jokic makes cover of Men’s Health in Serbia

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Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic may not be the picture of athleticism as far as NBA players go, but he is posing as the picture of health in his native country.

Jokic is gracing the cover of Men’s Health in Serbia:

Denver’s do-it-all center has been very open about his struggles with weight and body issues in the past. His playing weight once ballooned over 300 pounds, but Jokic has since resolved to focus on fitness. Still, he has said that he prefers to play at a heavier weight to avoid being bullied in the post.

Jokic has finally earned his share of the spotlight after being named to the All-NBA First Team last season. He is the centerpiece of the Nuggets, and his unique skill set makes him unique as far as centers go in the NBA.

The 7-footer starred for Serbia in the 2019 FIBA World Cup, and he kicked off the 2019-20 season by going for 20 points and 13 rebounds in a win over the Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday night.

Jokic has drawn comparisons to legendary center Wilt Chamberlain for his passing abilities and creativity out of the post. However, he has also shown some proficiency as a perimeter shooter. Jokic knocked down three of his five 3-point attempts against the Trail Blazers.

Denver is coming off one of the best seasons in franchise history after earning the two seed in the Western Conference last year. The Nuggets are once again regarded as one of the best teams in the West.