The Denver Nuggets have been criticized in the past for not spending the money necessary to keep the core of their best teams together, but that won’t be an issue for this current squad. Two weeks ago, Denver locked up 26-year-old Aaron Gordon to a four-year, $92M deal. This week, they signed 23-year-old Michael Porter Jr. to a five-year max extension reportedly in the neighborhood of $172.5M. With Jamal Murray already singed long-term and reigning MVP Nikola Jokic now eligible for a supermax deal after this year, the Nuggets are primed to remain a problem out west for the foreseeable future.
Which brings us to today’s quiz of the day. MPJ enjoyed a breakout campaign in his second season on the court, bumping up his scoring average from 9.3 to 19.0 PPG. During the 2020-21 NBA season, a total of 31 NBA players averaged 20 or more points per game during the regular season, a list that will likely include Porter Jr. going forward. So with that in mind, how many of the 31 20+ point scorers can you name in five minutes?