Nikola Jokic Becomes Highest-Paid Player In League History: Details

Nikola Jokic just got the biggest bag in the history of the league.

BYAlexander Cole
Nikola Jokic Becomes Highest-Paid Player In League History: Details

Nikola Jokic is the two-time defending Most Valuable Player of the Year. He is a dominant force on the court and he has the statistics to back this up. With that being said, he is a player that the Nuggets will want to keep on the roster for years to come. He and Jamal Murray are the faces of the franchise, and they can't afford to let a player like Jokic walk.

Of course, today is the start of free agency and the Nuggets were working hard to make sure Jokic stays in a Nuggets uniform for the better part of the next decade. In fact, Jokic has officially signed an extension with the Nuggets, and it will now make him the highest-paid player in league history.

Nikola Jokic Becomes Highest-Paid Player In League History: Details
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According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, Jokic is signing for five years at $264 million. This means Jokic will make around $53 million per year, although the final year of his deal will be worth a whopping $60 million. It is a truly massive contract that will make both Jokic and the Nuggets fanbase, very happy.

The NBA free agency period has begun, so stay tuned to HNHH for more news and updates from around the league.

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Alexander Cole is the current Managing Editor of HotNewHipHop. He started at HotNewHipHop back in 2018 where he began as a Sports and Sneakers writer. During this time, he has shown an expertise in Air Jordans, Yeezys, and all things that have to do with Nike. His favorite kicks are the Air Jordan 1 High OG, the Air Jordan 4, the Air Jordan 6, and the Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 in the "Beluga 2.0" colorway. Although his collection might not be the biggest, he is always looking to add new styles to it. When it comes to sports, Alex has a particular interest in the NBA and the NFL. His favorite teams are anywhere LeBron goes, and the Kansas City Chiefs. As a Montrealer, the Montreal Canadiens hold a special place in his heart, even if they haven't won the Stanley Cup in his lifetime. Alex also works for the Concordia Stingers, where he provides play-by-play and color commentary for the football, hockey, and basketball teams His favorite hip-hop artists are Kendrick Lamar, Playboi Carti, Travis Scott, and Lil Uzi Vert.