Nikola Jokic Wiki, Age, Height, Weight, Wife, Kids, National Basketball Association (NBA) , Net Worth

Nikola Jokic

Nikola Jokic Biography

Nikola Jokić is a Serbian professional basketball player for the Denver Nuggets of the National Basketball Association (NBA) who plays the center position. A four-time NBA All-Star, he has been named to the All-NBA Team on four occasion and won the NBA Most Valuable Player Award for the 2020–21.

Jokić ranks among the top 10 on the all-time list of the NBA players with the most triple-doubles (regular season and playoffs), where he is the leading European player and center, and he holds the record for fastest triple-double (achieved in 14 minutes and 33 seconds). He also won a silver medal at the 2016 Summer Olympics.

Nikola Jokic Age

Nikola was born on 19th February, 1995, Sombor, Serbia, FR Yugoslavia.

Nikola Jokic Height

He stand at a height of 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) tall.

Nikola Jokic Weight

Nikola weighs 284 lb (129 kg).

Nikola Jokic Nationality

He is an an Serbian Nationality.

Nikola Jokic Ethnicity

Nikola is of White ethnicity.

Nikola Jokic Education

He attended University of Detroit Mercy.

Nikola Jokic Parents

He is the son to Branislav Jokić, his mothers details are not known. His father was an agricultural engineer.

Nikola Jokic Siblings

Nikola has two brothers, Strahinja, the oldest brother, played basketball in Europe and Nemanja, the second oldest, played college basketball. The brothers are friends with former NBA player Darko Miličić.

Nikola Jokic Wife

Jokić married his longtime girlfriend Natalija Mačešić on October 24, 2020 in his hometown of Sombor.

Nikola Jokic Children

Nikola and his wife, Natalija Mačešić have a daughter together; who was born in September 2021.

Nikola Jokic National Basketball Association (NBA)

Nikola 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, Jokić and Serbia won the silver medal, after losing to the United States in the final game 96–66.

Jokić played youth basketball in Vojvodina Srbijagas, where he became a dominant figure and received interest from bigger teams. In the summer of 2012, Jokić signed a contract with Mega Vizura, although in the first season with the team he played mostly for their junior team in 2012–13. At the age of 17, he appeared in 5 games of the Serbian League and averaged 1.8 points and 2 rebounds in 10.2 minutes per game.

Jokić 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.

Nikola agreed to a five-year $264 million supermax contract extension with the Nuggets On July 1, 2022, making it the richest deal in NBA history. On October 21, in the second game of the regular season Jokić recorded his 77th career triple-double with 26 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists in a 128–123 win over the reigning champions Golden State Warriors.

Jokić 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 December 29, 2020, against the Houston Rockets in a 124–111 win. Doing so, Jokić became the first center to record at least 18 assists in a game since Chamberlain in 1968. On December 30, Jokić 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.

Nikola made 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. In the very next game, he hit yet another game-winning jumper, just two days later, in a 100–98 overtime win over the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Jokić scored a career-high 41 points in a 112–104 win over the Brooklyn Nets. On November 13, he was named Western Conference Player of the Week for games played from Monday November 6 to Sunday November 12.

Nikola 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. During his first MVP season, Jokić shot .566 from the field and .388 from 3-point range.

Nikola Jokic Position

Nikola plays exclusively at the center position. Through the 2021–22 season, Jokić’s career averages are 19.7 points, 10.4 rebounds, and 6.2 assists per game. Nikola is considered by many to be the greatest passing big man in NBA history. As a playmaker, Jokić uses his size and vision to set up his teammates for scores, often through a variety of no looks and unique deliveries.

Nikola techniques, in particular his one-handed passes, have drawn comparisons to those of a water polo player. Playing at a slow and deliberate pace, Jokić often pauses upon receiving the ball to survey the floor for defensive mistakes and potential openings.

Nikola Jokic Salary

Nikola has a record $264 million supermax five years contract extension, the 2-time Kia MVP is locked in with Denver through the 2027-28 season.

Nikola Jokic Net Worth

Nikola’s net worth is estimated to be USD 147 million.

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