Nikola Jokic won the MVP last season, reaffirming that he is a top-tier superstar in the league. Even before that though, he made the Western Conference Finals during the playoffs in the Orlando bubble in 2020.
Michael Porter Jr. is one of the league's best young talents. Over the course of the 2020-21 season, the Denver Nuggets forward averaged 19.0 PPG and 7.3 APG, while shooting 54.2% from the field and 44.5% from beyond the arc.
Despite having the MVP from last season, the Nuggets failed to qualify for the Conference Finals for a second straight year. The team was taken down in the second round despite making moves at the trade deadline for Austin Rivers and Aaron Gordon.
There is no doubt that Michael Porter Jr. still has a lot of ways he can improve his game. But, after finishing his second season in the league, he has emerged as an exceptional young talent and a potential future star for the Denver Nuggets.
Nuggets star Nikola Jokic is the reigning NBA MVP, but his game and skillset are unlike anything we've ever seen before. At first glance, The Joker might not stand out, as he's not strong like LeBron James or quick like Russell Westbrook.
Michael Porter Jr. didn't have the best of the starts to his NBA career. After being drafted 14th overall by the Denver Nuggets in the 2018 draft, MPJ was sidelined during his rookie season due to injury.