While the rest of the NBA teams are busy shedding salaries to acquire more talent in free agency, Denver Nuggets big man Nikola Jokic has been busy shedding weight.
Yes, Jokic is losing the baby fat. Let's say that again with more emphasis so that everyone will be reminded accordingly: JOKIC IS LOSING THE BABY FAT!
In a picture that's making the rounds on social media, the reigning MVP looks every bit of a physical specimen, with more defined muscles and an even leaner body.
Let this serve as a warning to the NBA. Jokic is ready to take on all comers. With non-fat milk on the side. Jokic losing weight a couple of years ago was a huge story, as it came as a surprise to many. Since then, he has developed into one of the best big men in NBA history.
The 26-year-old Jokic has used his heft to tremendous advantage, throwing his body around to offset his lack of speed and agility. He has repeatedly punished thinner big men in the paint, using his guile and high basketball IQ to score. His wide frame has also helped him as an adept passer, using his physique to fend off defenders to issue clearer passes. But with a leaner body, the pride of Serbia can be even more dangerous.
The Nuggets once again fell short in the NBA Playoffs last season. But with Nikola Jokic continuing to put in the work on his body, it will only be a matter of time when he leads Mile High City to the Promised Land. Where he can eat anything he wants.