Nikola Jokic is a professional basketball player and a silver Olympic medalist. This Serbian athlete currently plays in the center position for the Denver Nuggets.
His professional career started with Mega Vizura, when he signed for the team in 2012. While he initially started on their junior team, he gradually played more minutes for the senior team. In the 2014 to 2015 Season, he became one of the team leaders and was eventually named as MVP for several rounds during the season.
Jokic was the 41st overall pick in the 2014 NBA draft by the Denver Nuggets on June 2014. He went on the record a new career high of 15 rebounds with the team. He was also named third in the NBA Rookie of the Year Award and was named for the NBA All-Rookie First Team.
In the 2016 to 2017 Season, he was coming off the bench while scoring a career-high of 30 points. In 2017, he had his first career triple double and finished the season with his sixth career triple-double with 26 points, 13 rebounds, and 10 assists. He was ranked second in the 2017 Most Improved Player Award voting.
During the 2017 to 2018 Season, he recorded the fastest triple-double at 14 minutes and 33 seconds in the history of the NBA. He also set a franchise record of the most triple-doubles since Fat Lever. Jokic recorded his 16th career triple-double before the season ended.
In the 2020-21 NBA season, Jokic dominated for the Nuggets and won the MVP, averaging 26.4 points, 10.8 rebounds and 8.3 assists per game, which were all career-best numbers to that point.
Career Accomplishments:• NBA MVP (2021)• NBA All-Star (2019 - 2021)• Silver medalist, 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games – representing Serbia• Silver medalist, 2013 U19 Czech Republic World Championship – representing Serbia• NBA All-Rookie First Team (2016)• Adriatic League MVP (2015)• ABA League Top Prospect (2015)