Nikola Jokic

Nikola Jokic

#15 Center
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2023-24 REGULAR SEASON STATS
26.4 PTS
12.4 REB
9.0 AST
.359 3P%
1.4 STLS

Personal Information

Full Name Nikola Jokic
Position Center
DOB (Age) 19-02-1995 (29 yrs)
Height 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m)
Weight 250 lbs (113 kgs)
Draft 2014 - Rd: 2, Pick: 41 (DEN)
Debut 2015
Nickname Joker
Spouse Natalija Mačešić

Recent Games

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Date Opp Result Min PTS FG FG% 3PT 3P% FT FT% REB AST BLK
Sun 04/14
@ MEM MEM
W 126-111 30 15 7 - 11 0.64 0 - 0 0.00 1 - 2 0.50 15 5 0
Sat 04/13
@ SAS SAS
L 120-121 38 22 9 - 13 0.69 1 - 2 0.50 3 - 3 1.00 7 12 1
Thu 04/11
@ MIN MIN
W 116-107 38 41 16 - 20 0.80 2 - 2 1.00 7 - 12 0.58 11 7 0
Wed 04/10
@ UTA UTA
W 111-95 34 28 12 - 20 0.60 2 - 2 1.00 2 - 2 1.00 13 7 1
Sun 04/07
@ ATL ATL
W 142-110 30 19 6 - 13 0.46 2 - 3 0.67 5 - 6 0.83 14 11 0

Regular Season Stats

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Season Team GP GS Min PTS FG FG% 3PT 3P% FT FT% OFF DEF REB AST BLK
2023
DEN DEN
79 79 34.6 26.4 10.405 - 17.861 .583 1.051 - 2.924 .359 4.532 - 5.544 .817 2.8 9.5 12.4 9.0 0.9
2022
DEN DEN
69 69 33.7 24.5 9.362 - 14.812 .632 0.826 - 2.159 .383 4.942 - 6.014 .822 2.4 9.4 11.8 9.8 0.7
2021
DEN DEN
74 74 33.5 27.1 10.324 - 17.716 .583 1.311 - 3.892 .337 5.122 - 6.324 .810 2.8 11.0 13.8 7.9 0.9
2020
Den DEN
72 72 34.6 26.4 10.167 - 17.958 .566 1.278 - 3.292 .388 4.750 - 5.472 .868 2.8 8.0 10.8 8.3 0.7
2019
Den DEN
73 73 32.0 19.9 7.740 - 14.671 .528 1.096 - 3.493 .314 3.370 - 4.123 .817 2.3 7.5 9.7 7.0 0.6
Career 675 634 31.2 20.9 8.074 - 14.486 .557 1.001 - 2.864 .350 3.797 - 4.591 .827 2.6 8.1 10.7 6.9 0.7

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Nikola Jokic: A Brief Biography

Nikola Jokić or ‘The Joker’ is a Serbian professional basketball player who plays as a center for the Denver Nuggets. He is arguably the best center in the league at the moment and epitomizes the modern NBA center. His playmaking skills along with his versatile scoring have made him a monster on offense. Even if teams are to double-team him, his court vision allows him to make passes to the open man for an easy bucket. He is the current holder of the MVP Award and the first center to win the award since Shaquille O’Neal in 2000.

2023 NBA All Star Game
Nikola Jokic


Early Life

Jokić was born on February 19 1995 in Sombor, Serbia. He lived in a small apartment with his parents, grandmother, and two older brothers. His brothers introduced him to the game and he fell in love with it. Jokić played youth basketball for Vojvodina Srbijagas. He received interest from bigger clubs and during the summer of 2012, he signed for Mega Basket. He declared for the 2014 NBA Draft after playing two seasons and was selected 41st overall. He played the 2014-2015 season in Serbia and won the ABA League’s MVP.


NBA Journey


Even though Jokić was drafted in 2014, he only signed a deal in 2015. He started off his career in fine fashion as he made the NBA All-Rookie First Team and finished 3rd in the Rookie of the Year voting. His passing and playmaking at the center position made him an intriguing prospect.


He developed his game further, finishing second in the 2017 Most Improved Player voting. In 2018, He nearly led the Nuggets to the playoffs for the first time since 2013 but narrowly lost out to the Minnesota Timberwolves.


Before the 2018-2019 NBA Season, Jokić signed a $148 million max extension. He repaid the team’s faith in him by earning his first NBA All-Star and All-NBA Team selections.


During the 2019-2020 season, alongside Jamal Murray, he led the team to their first conference finals since Melo was on the team in 2009.


Much was expected from Nikola and his team for the 2020-2021 season. He upped his production from an All-NBA level to an MVP level. He would average 26-11-8 for the season and picked up the MVP over Steph Curry and Joel Embiid.



NBA Accolades


Award/AccoladeYear
NBA MVP2021
NBA All-Star3 times (2019-2021)
All-NBA First Team2019, 2021
All-NBA Second Team2020
NBA All-Rookie First Team2016


Nikola Jokic’s Records


  • He achieved the NBA's quickest triple-double in 14 minutes, 33 seconds surpassing Jim Tucker's previous record of 17 minutes.


  • By scoring the eight triple-doubles he became the only Nuggets player to achieve this record in a regular season since Fat Lever's nine triple-doubles in 1988–89.


  • Jokic and Wilt Chamberlain are the only NBA players who have recorded a triple-double with at least 30 points.


  • He was the third youngest player after Oscar Robertson and Magic Johnson to record 20 triple-doubles at the age of 23.


  • He became the first Nuggets player and the first center since Kareem Abdul Jabbar to score at least 50 points and 10 assists.


  • He was the first player for the Nuggets and the first center since Shaquille O Neal in 2000 to be awarded as the NBA's Most Valuable Player.


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Nikola Jokic



Nikola Jokic’s Net Worth

The Joker has amassed a net worth of $30 million over his six-year NBA career. His current NBA Contract will pay him $31,579,390 through the 2021-2022 NBA Season. He has endorsement deals with Nike, Western Union, and Panini. The reported amount he earns is around $750K but with him winning the MVP, the amount is bound to rise.


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Nikola Jokic’s Family


Nikola Jokić was born in Sombor, Serbia. His father’s name is Branislav Jokić and his brother’s names are Nemanja and Strahinja. His mother’s identity is unknown. He married Natalija Mačešić on October 24, 2020, in his hometown of Sombor.


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Nikola Jokic’s Wife

The American center for the Denver Nuggets married his longtime partner Natalija Mačešić. She studied psychology at Minnesota's Metropolitan State University and graduated from there. They both have been together since their childhood days in Serbia. Jokic Mačešić also loves to be in sports and she played volleyball at a junior college in Oklahoma. The couple started dating in 2013 and got married in 2020 and together the couple has one daughter Ognjena Jokic.


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Nikola Jokic’s Shoes

The Serbian centre for the Denver Nuggets, likes to wear the high-performance Nike Air Zoom GT Jump shoes. Earlier he has also worn the Zoom Rize and Hyperdunk designs. Jokic, a 2014 first-round pick out of Mega Basket in Serbia, had long been a supporter of the Hyperdunk line before it was discontinued in 2019.


FAQs

A. Nikola Jokic was born on February 19, 1995. He is currently 28 years old.

A. Nikola Jokic was born in Sombor, Serbia. His nationality is Serbian.

A. Nikola Jokic is  6 ft 11 in (2.11 m). He is of average height as far as centers in the NBA are concerned. 

A. Nikola Jokic was drafted by the Denver Nuggets in 2014 and has been playing for the same franchise since then. 

A. Nikola Jokic is the starting center for the Denver Nuggets.

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