Nikola Jokic is a Serbian famous professional Basketball player who is a center for the Denver Nuggets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Nikola Jokic is a four-time NBA All-Star, he has been named to the All-NBA Team on four occasions and won the NBA Most Valuable Player Award for the 2020-21 and 2021-2022 seasons. He represents the Serbian national team. Check all the details given about Nikola Jokic Wiki, Age, Height, Weight, Wife, Parents, Children, Stats, Salary, Net Worth, Biography & More.
Nikola Jokic Wiki/Biography
Nikola Jokic was born on 19th February 1995, (Age: 27 years; as of 2022) in Sombor, Serbia, FR Yugoslavia. His nationality is Serbian and his ethnicity is White.
His Zodiac is Pisces and he follows Christianity (religion). His profession is a famous Serbian Basketball Player.
Nikola Jokic Educational Qualification
Nikola Jokic completed his schooling in his hometown. After that, he attended the University of Detroit Mercy and play for the college Basketball team. And then, he enters his Basketball career after schooling and a degree he played basketball for professional teams.
Nikola Jokic Physical Stats
- Height: 6′ 11″ inches
- Weight: 129 kg
- Eye Color: Blue
- Hair Color: Dark Brown
- Shoe Size: 16 US
Nikola Jokic Family & Parents
Nikola Jokic was born into a middle-class family to Serbian Parents. His father was an agricultural engineer. He grew up in a cramped two-bedroom apartment that housed him and his two brothers, Parents, and grandmother.
He developed a love of basketball early in his life playing with his two older brothers, who were a decade older. Strahinja, the oldest brother, played basketball in Europe, and Nemanja, the second oldest, played college basketball at the University of Detroit Mercy. The brothers are friends with former NBA player Darko Milicic.
Nikola Jokic Girlfriend & Relationships
Nikola Jokic’s dating status is single and his marital status is married. Jokic married her long-time Girlfriend Natalija Macesic on 24th October 2020 in his hometown Sombor.
The couple has a daughter who was born in 2021 September. They both lived happily together and with their daughter and enjoy their life joyfully.
Nikola Jokic Career & Stats
Nikola Jokic played youth basketball in Vojvodina Srbijagas, where he became a dominant figure and received interest from bigger teams. In the summer of 2012, he signed a contract with Mega Vizura, although, in the first season with the team, Nikola Jokic played mostly for their junior team in 2012-2013. He appeared in 5 games of the Serbian League and averaged 1.8 points and 2 rebounds in 10.2 minutes per game.
In the 2013-2014 season, Nikola Jokic saw more minutes on the court for the senior team. Over 25 Adriatic League games, he averaged 11.4 points, 6.4 rebounds, and 2.5 assists per game. Nikola was drafted by the Denver Nuggets with the 41st overall pick in the 2014 NBA draft and following this and the departure of Ratko Varda, he became one of the team leaders in the 2014-15 season.
In the first game of the Adriatic League, he led his team to a 103-98 win over MZT Skopje, by scoring 27 points and grabbing 15 rebounds for a total index rating of 44. For his performances over the month, Nikola Jokic was named the MVP for February, having averaged 21.7 points and 12.3 rebounds per game.
Nikola Jokic was named the MVP of Round 26, his fourth Round MVP award over the season. Even though Mega Leks finished in 10th place in the Adriatic League, Jokić became one of the league’s most valuable players. Nikola Jokic was also named the ABA League Top Prospect for the 2014–15 season. After the elimination by Partizan Belgrade in the semifinals of the Serbian League, Jokic parted ways with the team to pursue an NBA career.
Nikola Jokic joined the Denver Nuggets, one season after being drafted in the summer of 2015. He signed a contract with the Nuggets after averaging 8.0 points and 6.2 rebounds in five summer league games for them on 28th July 2015. Nikola Jokic had a then-season-best game with 23 points and 12 rebounds in a 109-98 loss to the San Antonio Spurs. He recorded a career-high nine assists in a 95-93 win over the Charlotte Hornets on 18th November 2015.
Nikola Jokic had another near triple-double on 28th December recording 16 points, a career-high 11 assists, and eight rebounds in a 105–103 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves. On February 10, 2017, Nikola Jokic scored a career-high 40 points to lead the Nuggets to a 131–123 victory over the New York Knicks. He went 17 of 23 from the field and added nine rebounds and five assists. The following night, he had his second straight triple-double and fourth of his career—all within 13 games.
Nikola Jokic finished with 13 points, 14 rebounds, and 10 assists in a 110–98 win over the Milwaukee Bucks. On March 16, 2017, he recorded his fifth triple-double of the season with 17 points, 14 rebounds, and 11 assists in a 129–114 win over the Los Angeles Clippers. Nikola Jokic finished the season with a 29-point, 16 rebounds, eight-assist effort in a 111-105 season-finale win over the Oklahoma City Thunder on 12th April.
Nikola Jokic scored a career-high 41 points in a 112-104, win over the Brooklyn Nets on 7th November 2017. He was named Western Conference Player of the Week for games played from Monday 6th November to Sunday 12th November. He became the 17th Nugget in franchise history to earn player of the Week honors and the first since Ty Lawson in 2013 March.
On January 8, Nikola Jokic had his first triple-double of the season with 22 points, 12 rebounds, and 11 assists in a 124–114 loss to the Golden State Warriors. He recorded the quickest triple-double in NBA history in 14 minutes and 33 seconds, besting Jim Tucker’s previous record of 17 minutes from 1955. On March 15, he recorded his eighth triple-double of the season with 23 points, 12 rebounds, and 10 assists in a 120–113 win over the Detroit Pistons, thus setting the most triple-doubles by a Nuggets player in a season since Fat Lever had nine in 1988–89.
Later that day, Nikola Jokic recorded 15 points, a season-best 20 rebounds, and 11 assists in an 88–82 win over the Portland Trail Blazers, thus securing his 16th career triple-double and his 10th of the season. The loss ruled the Nuggets out of the Playoffs with a 46-36 record. It was the first final-day play-in game in the NBA in 21 years, with Minnesota also vying for a spot in the playoffs. He signed a five-year, $148 million contract extension with the Nuggets on 9th July 2018.
Nikola Jokic joined Wilt Chamberlain as the only player in NBA history to post a triple-double with 30 or more points without missing a field goal-Chamberlain did it twice, in 1966 and 1967. Nikola Jokic went on to earn Western Conference Player of the Week honors for the first week of the season, joining Fat Lever.
Nikola Jokic went on to earn Western Conference Player of the Week honors for the first week of the season, becoming the sixth player in franchise history to win the award three or more times, joining Alex English, Dikembe Mutombo, Carmelo Anthony, Allen Iverson, and Chauncey Billups. Nikola Jokic scored a then season-high 39 points in a 123-110 win over the Charlotte Hornets on 5th January. It was the 20th triple-double of his NBA career.
Nikola Jokic became the third-youngest player to reach a 20th triple-double Oscar Robertson and Magic Johnson were both 22 at the time of their 20th. He scored a season-high 40 points in a 116–113 win over the Portland Trail Blazers. On January 19, he had his sixth triple-double of the season with 19 points, 12 assists, and 11 rebounds in a 124–102 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Nikola Jokic ordered his seventh triple-double with 32 points, 18 rebounds, and 10 assists in a 126–110 win over the Philadelphia 76ers. On February 13, Nikola Jokic recorded his 12th triple-double of the season with 20 points, 18 rebounds, and 11 assists, while also tipping in the game-winning shot with 0.3 seconds remaining to lift the Nuggets to a 120–118 win over the Sacramento Kings. His twelve triple-doubles ranked second on the season behind only Russell Westbrook.
In Game 1 of the Nugget’s first-round playoff series against the San Antonio Spurs, he became the fourth player in NBA history to record a triple-double in his playoff debut and the first since LeBron James in 2006. In Game 3 against Portland, he had 33 points, 18 rebounds, and 14 assists in a 140–137 quadruple-overtime loss. In Game 4, he had 21 points, 12 rebounds, and 11 assists in a 116–112 win. In Game 5, he recorded 25 points and 19 rebounds in a 124–98 win.
His 19 rebounds tied a team’s NBA playoff high. The Nuggets were eliminated from the playoffs following a 100–96 loss to Portland in Game 7, despite he29 points, 13 rebounds, and four blocks. He makes a game-winning jumper against the Philadelphia 76ers with 1.2 seconds remaining, to give the Nuggets a 98-97 victory, rallying from a 21-point deficit on 8th November 2019. He scored a career-high 47 points against the Atlanta Hawks on 6th January 2020.
Nikola Jokic was selected for his second consecutive All-Star nod, becoming the first Nugget since Anthony in 2011 to have back-to-back honors on 30th January. He closed the series with a hook shot to break the 78-78 score into 80-78 with 27 remaining in the game, winning it for the Nuggets in the first-round playoff series against the Utah Jazz. On September 15, Nikola Jokic recorded a triple-double with 16 points, 22 rebounds, and 13 assists to lead Denver to a 104–89 Game 7 victory over the heavily favored Los Angeles Clippers.
Nikola Jokic joined Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett as the only players in league history to post a 20-rebound triple-double in the postseason. He started off the season with 4 triple-doubles in his first 6 games, in one of which he recorded a career-high 18 assists, on 29th December 2020, against the Houston Rockets in a 124-111 win.
Nikola Jokic passed Fat Lever for most triple-doubles in Nuggets’ franchise history in a 125–115 loss to the Sacramento Kings, which also saw him move up to 9th all-time in career triple-doubles on 30th December. He would continue his stellar play throughout the month of January, being awarded back-to-back Western Conference Player of the Week awards, as well as being named the Western Conference Player of the Month, thus becoming the first Nuggets player to do so since Anthony.
Nikola Jokic also joined Anthony and Allen Iverson as the only Nuggets players with more than 50 points scored in the past 20 seasons. He opened the season with 20 consecutive double-double games, putting him only behind Bill Walton. He was selected for his third consecutive All-Star appearance, this time as a starter, becoming the first Nuggets player to start in the All-Star game since Anthony in 2011, as well as only the second center to do so since Chamberlain.
Nikola Jokic would go on to be named Western Conference Player of the Month, for the second time, for games played in March. By doing so, he became the only Nuggets player in franchise history to win the award twice in a single season. He led the Nuggets to a third seed in the Western Conference, boasting a record of 47-25, despite an injury-laden regular season.
Nikola Jokic also finished as the league leader in double-doubles, racking up 60 doubles-doubles on the year, while finishing second to Russell Westbrook for most triple-doubles on the season, with 16 triple-doubles of his own. The Nuggets faced the Portland Trail Blazers in the first round of the playoffs. They would be without two of their best players, Jamal Murray and Will Barton, who were both out injured. He continued his elite level of play throughout the series.
Denver would match up against the Phoenix Suns in the Western Conference Semifinals. For the playoffs, he averaged 29.8 points, 11.6 rebounds, and 5.0 assists per game. He won the NBA Most Valuable Player award, and in doing so, he became the first center to win the award since Shaquille O’Neal in 2000 for his regular season performance.
Nikola Jokic became the lowest-drafted player in NBA history to be named MVP, as well as the first-ever player to be drafted in the second round of the common draft era to win the award. In a 113-96 blowout win over the Miami Heat, he and opposing forward Markieff Morris were both ejected after Morris shoved him, leading him to shoulder Morris in the back on 8th November 2021.
Nikola Jokic recorded his 60th triple-double, in a 109-97 loss to the Chicago Bulls, overtaking Larry Bird for 8th on the all-time career triple-double list on 6th December. He tied his career-best with 22 rebounds and added 26 points, eight assists, two steals, and two blocks in a 103–100 win against the Los Angeles Clippers, and became the first player to record 25-plus points, 20-plus rebounds, and 5-plus assists in consecutive games since Charles Barkley in 1988 on 27th December.
Nikola Jokic logged his 64th career triple-double with 26 points, 21 rebounds, 11 assists, and two blocks in a 115-109 loss to the Utah Jazz and became the only player since 1980 to record multiple 25 points 20 rebounds, and 11 assists games on 5th January 2022. On January 27, Nikola Jokic was selected for his fourth consecutive NBA All-Star appearance, the second in a row as a starter, joining Alex English as the only Nuggets player to be selected to four straight NBA All-Star games.
For his play in January, he was named Western Conference Player of the Month for the third time in his career, tying Carmelo Anthony and English for most Player of the Month honors in Nuggets franchise history. Nikola Jokic recorded seven triple-doubles and became one of just five players in NBA history to have seven or more in a single month, joining Russell Westbrook, Oscar Robertson, Wilt Chamberlain, and Michael Jordan as the only players to achieve this feat.
On February 11, he became the fifth player in NBA history to have multiple seasons recording 15 or more triple-doubles. On February 16, he had 35 points, 17 rebounds, and eight assists in a 117–116 win over the Golden State Warriors. His final assist for the night was to Monte Morris, who hit the game-winning shot. Nikola Jokic scored 30 of his 46 points in the fourth quarter and overtime and joined Chamberlian as the only player to record a 45-point triple-double whilst shooting 70 percent from the field in the same game.
Nikola Jokic led Denver to their 10th win in 11 games with 38 points, 18 rebounds, seven assists, and two blocks against the Sacramento Kings on 10th March. On March 26, he scored 35 points, to go with 12 rebounds, eight assists, two steals, and two blocks on 13-of-15 shooting from the field in a 113–107 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder. Nikola Jokic recorded 35 points, 16 rebounds, six assists, and four steals in a 122-109 win over the Memphis Grizzlies to clinch a playoff spot outside of the NBA Play-In Tournament on 7th April.
His late-season surge also saw him become the first player since Chamberlain to register at least 35 points and 12 rebounds in five straight games. Nikola Jokic finished the regular season averaging 27.1 points, 13.8 rebounds, and 7.9 assists. Nikola Jokic was the only player in the NBA this season to finish in the top 10 in points per game, rebounds per game, and assists per game. In Game 3 of the first round of the playoffs, he logged 37 points, 18 rebounds, 5 assists, and 3 steals in a 118-113 loss against the Warriors.
Denver would go on to lose to Golden State in five games despite his 30 points, 19 rebounds, 8 assists, and 2-block outing in the 102-98 close-out loss in Game 5. Nikola Jokic scored 12 of his 30 points in the final 4 minutes of the game. After the game former Defensive Player of the Year and perennial All-Defensive Team member, Draymond Green found him for a word, ” I told him to thank you for making me better.
It’s an honor and a pleasure to play someone so skilled. Usually, when you have guys that are talented and skilled, they’re soft. Nikola Jokic was named the NBA Most Valuable Award for the second year in a row, beating finalists Joel Embiid and Giannis Antetokounmpo on 12th May. Nikola Jokic was selected to his third All-NBA First Team.
Nikola Jokic became the first player in club history to earn All-NBA team honors in four straight seasons and to have three career first-team selections, passing Hall of Fame guard David Thompson for the most in franchise history. Nikola Jokic agreed to a five-year $264 million supermax contract extension with the Nuggets, making it the richest deal in NBA history on 1st July 2022.
In the very next game, Nikola Jokic had another triple-double with 19 points, 16 rebounds, and 13 assists in a 122–117 win against the Oklahoma City Thunder; equaling Wilt Chamberlain for sixth all-time and most by a center with 78. Nikola Jokic posted 39 points, 10 rebounds, and nine assists, as the Nuggets beat the Oklahoma City Thunder in a 131-126 overtime win on 23rd November.
Nikola Jokic recorded his 80th career triple-double with 31 points, 12 rebounds, 14 assists, and four blocks in a 115-110 win over the Utah Jazz. Nikola Jokic became only the second player in NBA history to put up at least in the game after LeBron James. On December 18, he put up a triple-double with 40 points, career-high 27 rebounds, and 10 assists in a 119–115 win over the Charlotte Hornets.
Nikola Jokic also became the first NBA player since Wilt Chamberlain in 1968 to put up at least 35 points, 25 rebounds, and 10 assists in a game. He became only the third player in NBA history to record a 40-point, 15 rebounds, and 15 assist game, joining Oscar Robertson and James Harden.
National Team Career
Junior national team
Nikola Jokic was a member of the Serbian U-19 national basketball team that won the silver medal at the 2013 FIBA Under-19 World Championship. Over eight tournament games, he averaged 7.1 points, 5 rebounds, and 1.5 assists per game.
Senior national team
Nikola Jokic represented Serbia at the 2016 FIBA World Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Belgrade, where he earned tournament MVP honors while averaging 17.8 points, 7.5 rebounds, and 2.8 assists per game. At the 2016 Summer Olympics, Nikola Jokic and Serbia won the silver medal, after losing to the United States in the final game 96-66. Nikola Jokic announced he would play for Serbia at the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup on 24th May 2019.
At the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup, the national team of Serbia was dubbed as the favorite to win the trophy but was eventually upset in the quarterfinals by Argentina. With wins over the United States and the Czech Republic, it finished in fifth place. Nikola Jokic was the second-best player on the team behind Bogdan Bogdanovic, averaging 11.5 points, 7.5 rebounds, and 4.8 assists over eight games while shooting 68.0% from the field.
Nikola Jokic announced he would return to the national team, after 3 years, for the 2023 FIBA World Cup qualifiers and the EuroBasket on 15th June 2022. Nikola Jokic led Serbia to a perfect 5–0 record and first place in Group D at the EuroBasket 2022 but was eventually upset in the Round of 16 by Italy despite his 32-point, 13-rebound, 4-assist and 2-steal outing.
Nikola Jokic Awards & Achievements
- 2× NBA Most Valuable Player in 2021, 2022.
- 4× NBA All-Star in 2019–2022.
- 3× All-NBA First Team in 2019, 2021, 2022.
- All-NBA Second Team in 2020.
- NBA All-Rookie First Team in 2016.
- 2× Serbian Player of the Year in 2018, 2021.
- ABA League MVP in 2015.
- ABA League Top Prospect in 2015.
Nikola Jokic Net Worth
Nikola Jokic’s net worth is estimated at $30 million dollars. His occupation is a famous Serbian Basketball player he played so many matches in various teams and earned money from them. Nikola Jokic’s annual salary is 32.48 million USD as of December 2022. He signed a $264 million supermax contract extension, with Denver through season 2027-2028.
Nikola Jokic Social Handles
Nikola Jokic Amazing Facts
- Currently, Nikola Jokic played for Denver Nuggets.
- His position in his team is Center.
- Nikola Jokic’s jersey number is 15.
- He is considered by many to be the greatest passing big man in NBA history.
- Nikola Jokic uses his size and vision to set up his teammates for scores, often through a variety of no-looks and unique deliveries.
- His techniques, in particular his one-handed passes, have drawn comparisons to those of a water polo player.
- He is also a versatile scorer, capable of effectively finishing in the paint as well as hitting jump shots from midrange and the three-point arc.
- His signature move, the “Sombor Shuffle” involves jumping off his right foot before launching a high-arching fade away.
- He developed the move during his recovery from an ankle injury in 2017.
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