Nikola Jokic sets franchise record with 4th NBA Western Conference Player of the Month award

Nikola Jokic continues to set new records for the Nuggets.

Jokic on Monday was named the NBA Western Conference Player of the Month for the combined months of March and April. In doing so, he became the first player in franchise history to win it four times in his career.

Forwards Carmelo Anthony and Alex English each won the award three times apiece.

The 27-year-old center averaged 31.6 points, 13.7 rebounds, 7.5 assists, 1.79 steals and 1.26 blocks on 62.3% shooting from the field in 19 games for Denver. He also had 17 double-doubles and three triple-doubles during that span.

The reigning NBA MVP finished the season averaging career highs in points (27.1), rebounds (13.8), steals (1.47) and field-goal percentage (58.3%). He also led the league in triple-doubles (19) and double-doubles (66). Jokic also became the first player in NBA history to tally 2,000 points, 1,000 rebounds and 500 assists in a single season, as well as the first to average more than 25 points, 13 rebounds and six assists.

This is Jokic’s second player of the month award this season. He was previous honored for January. He also won two player of the week awards this year and the 11 in his career are most in team history.

Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo was named the NBA Eastern Conference Player of the Month.

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