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Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic likely out on Friday

Jan 6, 2023; Denver, Colorado, USA; Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic (15) passes the ball in the second half against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Ball Arena. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Denver Nuggets star center Nikola Jokic is unlikely to play Friday against the host Los Angeles Clippers, ESPN reported.

The two-time reigning Most Valuable Player is dealing with a nagging injury to his right wrist.

The team listed the center as questionable in Thursday’s injury report.

Jokic, 27, originally sustained the injury during an Oct. 3 preseason game against the Oklahoma City Thunder.

He is averaging 24.9 points, 11.0 rebounds and 9.7 assists, leading Denver in all three categories through 38 starts.

–Field Level Media