Nuggets’ Nikola Jokic starts at point guard in ridiculous jumbo lineup
Jerami Grant, Bol Bol, Paul Millsap and Mason Plumlee rounded out the Nuggets’ starting five in what has to be one of the craziest starting lineups ever:
— John Hollinger (@johnhollinger) July 22, 2020
Bol started the Nuggets-Wizards game with a bang. He blocked a shot on one end and drained a 3 on offense.
It’s certainly a sight everyone within the Nuggets’ organization is thrilled to see:
BOL BOL GETS THE BLOCK AND THE PULL UP THREE.
WELCOME TO THE NBA. pic.twitter.com/nTj1alUm6u
— Legion Hoops (@LegionHoops) July 22, 2020
It’s also great to see Jokic playing basketball again. The All-Star center tested positive for COVID-19 in Serbia and arrived at the Orlando bubble after his Denver teammates.
Before the 2019-20 season was suspended in March, Jokic was averaging 20.2 points, 10.2 rebounds and 6.9 assists for the Nuggets. The Joker was also shooting 52.8 percent from the field, 31.4 percent from beyond the arc and 81.3 percent from the free-throw line.
For the eight seeding games, Denver will face the Miami Heat, Oklahoma City Thunder, San Antonio Spurs, Portland Trail Blazers, Utah Jazz, Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Clippers and Toronto Raptors. Jokic and Co. have already clinched a spot in the 2020 playoffs.
Jokic lost a ton of weight during the NBA hiatus. Denver fans are excited to see if the team can go on a title run once the playoffs start, but the team is currently playing undermanned in this scrimmage because a number of players weren’t available. That includes Jamal Murray, Gary Harris, Will Barton, Michael Porter Jr. and Torrey Craig.