Nikola Jokić is a Serbian basketball player who is a canter for the Denver Nuggets of the National Basketball Association. He is a five-time NBA All-Player Award in the 2020–21 and 2021–22 seasons.
Full name-Nikola Jokic
Nick Name- Joker
Born-19 February 1995
NBA Draft-2014, Denver Nugget
Jokic was born in the northern Serbian town of Sombor. He grew up in a cramped two-room apartment with him and his two older brothers and his grandmother. His parents, Branislav Jokic and his wife, whose name is not public.
Brothers– Nicola Jokic has two brothers Strahinja Jokic and Nemanja Jokić
Nikola Jokic’s Wife and Daughter
Jokic and Natalija Macesic started going to high school in 2013. She’s very private, which is to be expected, especially when you’re dating an NBA superstar. However, she sent Jokic to London when the Nuggets played the Indiana Pacers in the 2017 NBA World Games. After the Los Angeles Lakers lost Jokic and the Nuggets in the NBA bubble, he spent the offseason with Macesic, whom he later married in October 2020. The couple tied the knot in a private wedding in Sombor, Serbia. Mrs. Jokic currently lives in Denver with her husband and studied psychology at Metropolitan State, a college quite close to the Ball Arena where the Nuggets play their home games. Jokic’s daughter, Ognjena, was born in September 2021.
Nikola Jokic professional career began at the youth level when he played for Vojvodina Srbijagas. He was a good player that attracted bigger teams, so he joined Mega Vizura in the summer of 2012. He rose from the junior team to the senior team of the Serbian League, where he averaged 18.4 points, 10.4 rebounds and 2.7 assists… per game before he left the team to pursue an NBA career. On June 26, 2014, he was selected by the Denver Nuggets with the 41st overall pick in the 2014 draft. His debut came a season later after the draft, where he was also signed after averaging 8.0 points and 6.2 rebounds in the team’s five summer league games.
In, October 29, 2016, Jokić recorded 23 points and a career-high 17 rebounds in a 115–113 overtime loss to the Portland Trail Blazers. After starting the first eight games of the season, Jokić was moved to the bench on November 12.
On July 9, 2018, Jokić signed a five-year, $148 million maximum contract extension with the Nuggets. On October 20, 2018, in the Nuggets’ second game of the season, Jokić recorded 35 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists in a 119–91 win over the Phoenix Suns.
On July 1, 2022, Jokić agreed to a five-year $264 million supermax contract extension with the Nuggets, making it the richest deal in NBA history. On October 21, in the second game of the regular season Jokić posted 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.
Nicola Jokic Tiple Double Record
Nikola Jokic has 111 career triple doubles, with 105 taking place during the regular season. He has 29 this season.
Net Worth 2023
Nikola Jokic’s net worth in 2023 is $30 million.
Rebounds per game
Nikola Jokic played eight seasons for the Nuggets. He averaged 20.2 points, 10.5 rebounds and 6.6 assists in 596 regular season games. He was selected to play in 4 All-Star games and won 2 MVP awards.
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Current Contract Extension
Nikola Jokic signed a 5-year/$272,020,000 contract with the Denver Nuggets, including $272,020,000 guaranteed and an average annual salary of $54,404,000. In 2023-24, Jokic will earn a base salary of $46,900,000, while his cap hit is $46,900,000 and the cap hit is $46,900,000.
Jokic biggest deal
Nikola Jokic became the highest-paid player in NBA history on Friday when he signed a five-year, $260 million supermax contract with the Denver Nuggets, the franchise announced. Jokic, 28, is now under contract with the Nuggets through 2027-28 and has a $60 million play option in the final year.
Award and Achievement
The five-time NBA All-Star is a four-time All-NBA selection (including three first-team selections) and won the NBA Most Valuable Player Award in the 2020–21 and 2021–22 seasons. He represents the Serbian national team.
*In fact, he wears his wedding band tied to his sneakers to every game! He loves horses!
* Nikola grew up harness racing in Serbia and gave up basketball for a while because he wanted to compete on horses