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#15 Nikola Jokic
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  • Denver Nuggets
  • Drafted 41st in 2015, signed in July 2016
  • C
  • 6'10" / 250lbs
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  • 02/19/1995
  • Serbia
  • 41st pick, 2014
  • Mega Vizura (Serbia)
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25th December, 2012SerbiaSigned for the remainder of the season with Mega Vizura.
28th February, 2013SerbiaSigned a three year extension with Mega Vizura.
2014 NBA DraftNBADrafted 41st overall by Denver.
9th June, 2015SerbiaLeft Mega Vizura.
12th July, 2015NBASigned a four year, $5.471 million contract with Denver. Included team option for 2018/19.
Career Moves
Time PeriodTeam
December 2012 - June 2015Mega Vizura (Serbia)
July 2015 - presentDenver Nuggets (NBA)

October 23, 2017

In the same vein as Giannis Antetokounmpo above, Jokic is one of the most reliable triple-double threats in the game today. Almost never does a centre lead their team in assists, and few even try, yet with a 7.5 assist per game average already, Jokic is almost guaranteed to do this on a young Nuggets team this season. The offence runs through him, and will do hereafter, given that point guards Emmanuel Mudiay and Jamal Murray are not as good at being the primary playmakers as he, and the high totals are no fluke, given last season’s breakout (4.9 assists per game in 2016/17). Jokic is not just a one trick pony, averaging 10.5 rebounds per game. Although he has only scored 3.5 points per game in the two contests thus far, this is a clear aberration in light of his 16.7 points per game average last season. Jokic sees too much of the ball for anything like that to continue, and as he finds his spots alongside new acquisition Paul Millsap, the scoring will be right back on a par with last year, making him a legitimate fantasy triple threat.


June 29, 2017

Nikola Jokic
C, 6’10, 250lbs, 22 years old, 2 years of experience

Bloody brilliant, and that mild cuss word has rarely been so criminally understated. Be it via unrestricted free agency in the summer of 2018, or restricted free agency next summer, just make sure he gets the max and doesn’t leave.

Player Plan: Two years at the minimum salary remaining, with the last being a team option year. Declining that would see him enter restricted free agency instead of unrestricted, but there is only a need or value in that if there is a significant risk he would not happily re-sign the following summer. Which, with a max contract offer on the table, would surely not be likely. Keep and build around.