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Nikola Jokic

Nikola Jokic

Center, Denver Nuggets

Age: 23 Height: 6-10 Weight: 250 lbs School: No College

Denver Nuggets

Nikola Jokic News

Nikola Jokic will attempt to post consecutive triple-doubles for the fifth time in his young career Sunday night when the Denver Nuggets host the Golden State Warriors in a clash of 2-0 teams. Jokic torched Phoenix Suns rookie hotshot Deandre Ayton for 35 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists in a 119-

Nikola Jokic records a triple-double while going a perfect 11-11 from the field (35 points, 12 rebounds, 11 assists) as the Denver Nuggets cruise past the Phoenix Suns, 119-91.

On a historic night in which he was serenaded with "MVP!" chants for his eye-popping triple-double, Nikola Jokic's thoughts were with the Denver Nuggets' injured tone-setter. Forward Will Barton will go for an MRI on Sunday morning after injuring his right hip on a reverse layup in the third quarter of Denver's 119-91 win over the Phoenix Suns on Saturday night. "We're going to miss him — a lot," Jokic said.

Michael Malone has a contract extension, Nikola Jokic inked a max deal in the offseason and Paul Millsap is healthy. Things seem to be trending well for the Denver Nuggets, so it's important to them to not squander opportunities when the only goal is reaching the playoffs in April. The Nuggets (1-0) took a big step in rallying to win their season opener, 107-98 at the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday.

Nikola Jokic scores 21 points and Gary Harris adds 20 as the Denver Nuggets begin the season by defeating the Los Angeles Clippers on the road, 107-98.

Player Role

Starting C

Draft Rankings

Overall

#8

Among Cs

#3