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Now that he’s the MVP, is Jokic the greatest Nugget of all-time?

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It’s official. Nikola Jokic is the first player in the history of the Denver Nuggets to be named NBA Most Valuable Player.

So does that automatically place him at the top of players in franchise history? We asked our Fan team to rank their five best players in team history and aggregated the scores.

Here are the results:

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OVERALL

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No. 5 – Dan Issel

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“Averaging almost 21 points on nearly 51 percent shooting for the Nuggets, I view Issel as their original superstar just as the franchise was transitioning from the ABA to the NBA.” – Orlando Franklin

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No. 4 – David Thompson

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“David changed the identity of the franchise. To an extent, he is the Floyd Little of the Denver Nuggets. David was the first big star the Nuggets signed out of college.” – Sandy Clough

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No. 3 – Carmelo Anthony

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“When Carmelo arrived in 2003, the Nuggets were coming off a 17-win season and hadn’t had a winning season in a decade. Melo instantly changed that and made them a winner with the team making the playoffs all eight seasons he played here in Denver.” – Jerry Schemmel

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No. 2 – Alex English

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“English leads the Nuggets in games played, minutes, points and assists. He played 11 seasons for Denver and is one of the most iconic scorers in league history, now somewhat lost to time. Before Jokic, English was the iconic Nugget.” – Matt Moore

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No. 1 – Nikola Jokic

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“Jokic’s MVP award is the largest accomplishment of any team or individual in Nuggets history, solidifying him as the greatest Nugget and one of the greatest Colorado sports athletes of all time.” – Zach Bye

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INDIVIDUAL BALLOTS

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George Karl
Fan Nuggets Analyst and Former Nuggets Head Coach

1) David Thompson
2) Alex English
3) Nikola Jokic
4) Bobby Jones
5) Fat Lever

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Jerry Schemmel
Fan Host and Former Longtime Voice of the Nuggets

1) Nikola Jokic
2) Carmelo Anthony
3) Alex English
4) Dan Issel
5) David Thompson

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Matt Moore
Fan Nuggets Insider

1) Nikola Jokic
2) Alex English
3) David Thompson
4) Carmelo Anthony
5) Dan Issel

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Mike Evans
Fan Host

1) Nikola Jokic
2) Alex English
3) David Thompson
4) Fat Lever
5) Carmelo Anthony

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Mark Schlereth
Fan Host

1) Alex English
2) Carmelo Anthony
3) Dikembe Mutombo
4) Nikola Jokic
5) Fat Lever

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Orlando Franklin
Fan Host

1) Alex English
2) Dan Issel
3) Nikola Jokic
4) Chauncey Billups
5) Fat Lever

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Sandy Clough
Fan Host

1) Nikola Jokic
2) Alex English
3) David Thompson
4) Dan Issel
5) Fat Lever

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Brandon Stokley
Fan Host

1) Nikola Jokic
2) David Thompson
3) Alex English
4) Fat Lever
5) Dikembe Mutombo

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Zach Bye
Fan Host

1) Nikola Jokic
2) David Thompson
3) Alex English
4) Carmelo Anthony
5) Dikembe Mutombo

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Tyler Polumbus
Fan Host

1) Nikola Jokic
2) Carmelo Anthony
3) Alex English
4) Dikembe Mutombo
5) Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf

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DMac
Fan Host

1) Nikola Jokic
2) Carmelo Anthony
3) Alex English
4) David Thompson
5) Dikembe Mutombo

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Nick Ferguson
Fan Host

1) Alex English
2) Nikola Jokic
3) Fat Lever
4) Dikembe Mutombo
5) Carmelo Anthony

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Cecil Lammey
Fan Host

1) Alex English
2) Dan Issel
3) Nikola Jokic
4) David Thompson
5) Dikembe Mutombo

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Shawn Drotar
Fan Host

1) Nikola Jokic
2) Alex English
3) Dan Issel
4) David Thompson
5) Carmelo Anthony

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James Merilatt
DenverFan.com

1) Nikola Jokic
2) Carmelo Anthony
3) David Thompson
4) Alex English
5) Fat Lever

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Chad Brown
Fan Host

1) Alex English
2) Dan Issel
3) Carmelo Anthony
4) Nikola Jokic
5) Dikembe Mutombo

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Nate Jackson
Fan Host

1) Alex English
2) Fat Lever
3) Carmelo Anthony
4) Dikembe Mutombo
5) Nikola Jokic

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John Davis
Fan Host

1) David Thompson
2) Nikola Jokic
3) Alex English
4) Carmelo Anthony
5) Antonio McDyess

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Dan Jacobs
Fan Host

1) Dan Issel
2) Carmelo Anthony
3) David Thompson
4) Alex English
5) Nikola Jokic