2018-19 Season Preview: Nikola Jokic is set up for success

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Nikola Jokic watched helplessly from the bench in the fourth quarter of an early March matchup against the Mavericks as his Nuggets fought for their playoff lives. With just four points to his name, Jokic exited what would go down as one of Denver's worst losses of the season with 3:38 left in the third quarter and did not return.

The Nuggets fell 118-107 to the Mavericks as Jokic sat next to Nuggets coach Michael Malone for the final 15 minutes of regulation.

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