Nikola Jokic eligible for supermax in 2022 after winning MVP
Troy Wayrynen-USA TODAY Sports

By virtue of winning the Most Valuable Player award, Nuggets center Nikola Jokic will be eligible for the largest super-max extension in NBA history, according to ESPN’s Bobby Marks.

Jokic would be eligible to sign the super max contract worth approximately $241M in the 2022 or 2023 offseason. He’s not eligible to sign it this offseason because he is one year shy of the service year criteria. Jokic is in his sixth season after being drafted in the second round in 2014.

The breakdown of the super max contract provided by Marks, based upon a $121.5M cap, would look like this: 2023/24: $42.6M; 2024/25: $44.9M; 2025/26: $48.2M; 2026/27: $51.5M; 2027/28: $54.8M (Twitter links).

Jokic has two years remaining on his current deal — he’ll make approximately $31.6M next season and $33.6M in 2022/23.

This article first appeared on Hoops Rumors and was syndicated with permission.

More must-reads:

Customize Your Newsletter

+

Get the latest news and rumors, customized to your favorite sports and teams. Emailed daily. Always free!

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.