Know About Nikola Jokić; Nuggets, Contract, Height, Girlfriend, Age

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Published Date: 13 May, 2019 Updated date: 13 May, 2019

Nothing is more appreciating when a player takes the blame, and so did Nikola Jokić, age 24. Well, his team, suffered a four-point defeat by 96-100 against Portland Trailer Blazers on the semi-final game on 13 May 2019.

Serbian International player Nikola Jokić plays for NBA team Denver Nuggets in jersey number 15. The center forward in the Serbian U-19 national team won the silver medal at the 2013 FIBA Under-19 World Championship.

Nikola Jokić Bio & Family

The player was born on 19 February 1995 in Sombor, Serbia, FR Yugoslavia. His family members include his father, Branislav and two brothers, Nemanja and Strahinja Jokić. However, his mother name is still missing from his bio. He stands at a tall height of 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) and weighs around 113 kg.

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Career & Contract

Nikola professional career leaped after Serbian club, Mega Basket signed him in the 2012 summer. Similarly, his 2013–14 season stats were an average11.4 points, 6.4 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game. Furthermore, in the 2014-15 season, he became the MVP of the Round 1 where his stats were 17 points, 12 rebounds, and season-high eight assists.

After playing almost three years in his homeland, he got the fortune to play with Nuggets after they selected him with the 41st overall pick on 26 June 2014.

Nikola Jokić NBA playing stats (Picture: ESPN)

After a thunderous four playing with the team, he agreed on a five-year contract with Nuggets worth $148 million on 9 July 2018.

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Is Nikola Dating Someone?

The 24-year-old is not single and is dating his childhood sweetheart, Natalija Macesic for over 16 years. The adoring pair grew up in Serbia but later chose the United States to reside. His girlfriend is the 2018 graduate of the Metropolitan State with a psychology degree. Her college is right across the street where Nuggets play their home games in downtown Denver.

Nikola Jokić with girlfriend Natalija Macesic on 27 June 2017 (Picture: Nikola’s Instagram)

During his free time, he encourages his girlfriend to cheat while playing cards against his siblings.

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Some Interesting Facts of Nikola Jokić

  • In 2014-15 season for Mega, he was named the MVP of the Round 6.
  • He was able to secure the second spot in the 2017 NBA Most Improved Player Award and Assist of the Year voting.
  • The player also represented his nation at the 2016 FIBA World Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Belgrade. In the event, his stats were an average 17.8 points, 7.5 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game.
  • During the 2016 Summer Olympics, he won the silver medal, after the U.S. defeated Serbian by 96–66 in the final game.
  • Both of his siblings played college basketball at the University of Detroit Mercy.

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