Nikola Jokić

Nikola Jokić (Serbian Cyrillic: Никола Јокић, pronounced [nǐkola jôkitɕ] (listen); born February 19, 1995) is a Serbian professional basketball player who is a center for the Denver Nuggets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). A five-time NBA All-Star, he has been named to the All-NBA Team on four occasions (including three first-team selections), and won the NBA Most Valuable Player Award for the 2020–21 and 2021–22 seasons.[1][2] He represents the Serbian national team.

Nikola Jokić
Jokić with the Denver Nuggets in 2020
No. 15 Denver Nuggets
Personal information
Born (1995-02-19) February 19, 1995 (age 28)
Sombor, Serbia, FR Yugoslavia
Listed height6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)
Listed weight284 lb (129 kg)
Career information
NBA draft2014 / Round: 2 / Pick: 41st overall
Selected by the Denver Nuggets
Playing career2012–present
Career history
2012–2015Mega Basket
2015–presentDenver Nuggets
Career highlights and awards
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Nicknamed "the Joker",[3] Jokić was selected by the Nuggets in the second round of the 2014 NBA draft. He was voted to the NBA All-Rookie First Team in 2016. In the 2018–19 NBA season, while leading the Nuggets to the Western Conference Semifinals, he received his first All-Star and All-NBA First Team selections. In the following season, he once again received All-Star and All-NBA honors, while leading his team to the Western Conference Finals. 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).[4][5] He also won a silver medal at the 2016 Summer Olympics.

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