December 20, 2017, 7:10 pm
Nikola Jokic said his ankle still bothers him and the Nuggets announced he is on a “responsible return to play progression” as they ramp up his minutes.
“It’s kind of the same, it’s slowly getting better,” Jokic said. “We are progressing. It still kind of bothers me. Not that much but it’s still there. It’s kind of sore, sometimes I feel pain.” Jokic has played two games since returning from a seven-game absence. He’s played 23.7 minutes per game across those two contests and Mike Malone plans to eliminate his minutes restriction for Wednesday’s game.