DENVER — Nikola Jokic is stuck in the biggest offensive funk of his short three-year NBA career. Over his past six games, Jokic is averaging 12.5 points on a pedestrian 35.1 percent shooting from the field, is 4-19 from three over that span and hasn't looked like himself on the offensive end of the floor.
Over its last six games where Jokic has slumped, the Nuggets are 3-3.
But in Denver's 87-78 win over the Memphis Grizzlies Friday night, Jokic showed signs of breaking out. He scored 14 points and was playing with some of the flair that's left his game over this recent stretch.
As one of the Nuggets' veterans, Darrell Arthur has a good perspective on Jokic and his struggles. He's close with Jokic off the court and has seen him at his highs and lows. On Friday, he spoke candidly with BSN Denver about why he thinks Jokic's production has fallen off and how the Nuggets can get him back on track.
BSN: From your perspective, what's contributing to Jokic's slump?