Nikola Jokic (born February 19, 1995) is a Serbian professional basketball player for the Denver Nuggets of the National Basketball Association. He was named to the All-NBA Team four times and won the NBA MVP Award in 2020-21 and 2021-22.
Latest Injury Reports Nuggets’ Nikola Jokic
Status: Game Time Decision
Update (Feb. 07):
Jokic is likely to play against Minnesota on Tuesday, even though he hurt his hamstring.
Jokic missed the game against the Timberwolves on Sunday, but he is likely to be back for Tuesday’s rematch. In his last three games, he’s had triple-doubles, averaging 20.7 points, 16.7 rebounds, and 13.7 assists in 35.0 minutes per game.
Update (Feb. 05):
On Sunday, Jokic (hamstring) continues to deal with a persistent hamstring issue but will appear in a 5 straight game.
Update (Feb. 04):
Jokic might not be able to play against the Hawks on Saturday because his left hamstring is tight.
Jokic’s left hamstring is still tight, even though he has played in the last three games. But this weekend (Saturday and Sunday), the Nuggets have two games in a row, so the two-time MVP might have to sit out one of them.
If Jokic doesn’t play, Zeke Nnaji will start at center, and DeAndre Jordan might get more time on the court.
On Thursday, the Denver Nuggets beat the Golden State Warriors 134-117. In 33 minutes of play, Jokic had 22 points (9-13 FG, 4-5 FT), 14 rebounds, 16 assists, a block, and a steal.
Jokic only tried 13 shots on Thursday, which is about the same as the average he had over the last three games. The big man was efficient by making nine of those shots, and as usual, he filled up the stat sheet by leading all players in assists and rebounds to get his 17th triple-double of the season, which puts him in first place in the league.
Jokic has been the best fantasy player all season, and 10 of his best performances have come in the last 13 games.
Update (Feb. 02):
On Tuesday, Jokic helped Denver win by a score of 122-113 over New Orleans. In 38 minutes, he scored 26 points (10-14 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 5-5 FT), grabbed 18 rebounds, gave out 15 assists, blocked one shot, and stole one.
On Tuesday, Jokic and Jamal Murray had great stats that helped the Nuggets win, and the perennial MVP candidate doesn’t seem to be slowing down.
Jokic’s production is hard to beat, and even though he’s not grabbing as many boards as he did in 2021-22 (11.1 per game), he’s still averaging a triple-double with 25.1 points, 10 assists, and 10 rebounds per game.
Update (Jan. 31):
On Saturday, in a loss to the 76ers by a score of 126-119, Jokic played 38 minutes and finished with 24 points (8-12 FG, 2-2 3Pt, 6-6 FT), eight rebounds, nine assists, and two blocks.
Even though Jokic, a perennial MVP candidate, had sat out three of the previous four games with hamstring soreness, he was not going to miss his chance to face Joel Embiid. The Nuggets’ center had a streak of four straight triple-doubles snapped as Embiid scored 47 points. Before Denver’s home game on Tuesday against New Orleans, Jokic will have a few more days of rest.
Update (Jan. 28):
Whether or not Jokic plays this Saturday in Philadelphia is in doubt because of a hamstring injury.
The Nuggets’ star player has missed the team’s last three games due to a hamstring injury, but he is expected to play on Saturday.
In his last seven games, he has averaged a triple-double, with 24.6 points, 12.6 rebounds, 11.7 assists, and 1.3 steals across 33.4 minutes per game.
Update (Jan. 25):
Nikola Jokic played all 36 minutes of Tuesday’s 99-98 win over the Pelicans and scored 25 points (on 11-15 shooting, 2-4 from 3-point range, and 1-2 from the foul line) to go along with 11 rebounds, 10 assists, and a steal.
The winning streak for the Nuggets’ star player was not broken, as he recorded another triple-double, something that has almost become routine at this point. Although his wrist and hamstring issues don’t appear to be serious, he may still need more rest than the team currently has available. With a record of 61–40, the Nuggets are second in the NBA, trailing the Celtics by just one game for the lead.
Update (Jan. 24):
Jokic’s hamstring injury has made his availability questionable for Tuesday’s matchup with the Pelicans.
Jokic has missed the previous two games due to left hamstring tightness, and it is currently unknown if he will play against New Orleans. His previous six games saw him averaging 24.5 points, 12.8 rebounds, and 12.0 assists in 33.0 minutes. If he is unable to play once again, Zeke Nnaji and Jeff Green will see increased playing time.
Update (Jan. 22):
Because of a hamstring injury, Nikola Jokic may not play against the Thunder on Sunday.
The starting center missed Friday’s game against the Pacers due to hamstring tightness, and his return is uncertain. There is no doubt that Jokic’s coaching and medical staff will do everything in their power to ensure that his hamstring injury does not become a long-term setback.
In the event that Jokic is unable to play this Sunday, Zeke Nnaji will almost certainly start once more.
Update (Jan. 20):
Nikola Jokic is healthy and will play Friday night against the Pacers.
In Wednesday’s 122-118 victory over Minnesota, he finished with 31 points (12-20 FG, 7-7 FT), 11 rebounds, 13 assists, and one steal.
Jokic has an incredible streak of six consecutive triple-doubles. His weak competition during this streak doesn’t diminish the impressiveness of his achievement. Jokic’s ability to pass with ease has been instrumental in his success so far this season, as the All-Star has already reached the milestone in 21 games.
Update (Jan. 17):
Jokic will play on Tuesday against the Blazers.
Update (Jan. 15):
Nikola Jokic (wrist) will play against the Magic on Sunday.
After missing one game with a right wrist injury, Jokic will return. Before his injury, Jokic played in three games, averaging 21.0 points, 14.7 boards, and 11.7 assists in 32.9 minutes.
Update (Jan. 13):
Nikola Jokic will not play Friday against the Clippers due to a wrist injury. His status has been changed from doubtful to out, and now he is officially out. This upcoming Sunday, against the Magic, Jokic will get another shot to prove himself.
Update (Dec. 20):
Jokic is expected to play against the Grizzlies on Tuesday due to a right knee contusion.
Jokic is coming off a 40-point, 27-rebound, and 10-assist performance on Sunday, becoming only the third player in NBA history to do so. However, he appears to have suffered a minor injury during the game as well, though it does not appear that the issue will keep him out on Tuesday. Jokic is expected to handle his usual workload against Memphis if he is available.
Update (Dec. 18):
Jokic is considered probable for Sunday’s game versus the Hornets despite a right knee contusion.
About Nikola Jokic
|No. 15 – Denver Nuggets|
|Born||February 19, 1995|
Sombor, Serbia, FR Yugoslavia
|Listed height||6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)|
|Listed weight||284 lb (129 kg)|
|NBA draft||2014 / Round: 2 / Pick: 41st overall|
|Selected by the Denver Nuggets|