Nikola Jokic RUMORS & NEWS

  • Nikola Jokic inks 5-year, $264M super-max extension with Nuggets

    The Score "The Denver Nuggets and reigning MVP Nikola Jokic agreed to a five-year, $264-million super-max extension, sources told The Athletic's Shams Charania. Jokic averaged career highs in points (27.1) and rebounds (13.8) this past season while leading the team..." June 30

  • Nuggets Planning Massive Moves Around Nikola Jokic

    NBA Analysis "The Denver Nuggets have the pleasure of watching the two-time reigning NBA MVP, Nikola Jokic, walk out onto the court every night wearing their jersey. But, even with the MVP carrying the team, they have been unable to find much success in the postseason. This season, a lot of that..." June 10

  • Nikola Jokic reveals bold coaching plan after NBA career … but not in basketball

    Clutch Points "Denver Nuggets star Nikola Jokic has his post-NBA career planned out, but surprisingly, it doesn’t involve basketball. Jokic won his second MVP award this season, cementing his status as one of the greatest players to ever step on the NBA hardwood. He is also only..." May 28

  • Nikola Jokic set to sign supermax contract extension from Nuggets when offered

    The Athletic "When Tim Connelly took his front-office talents from Denver to Minnesota this week on a five-year, $40 million deal that will eventually give him equity in the Timberwolves organization, a natural question emerged in the Mile High City: Given the relationship between Nikola..." May 27

  • Nikola Jokic Comfortable With Nuggets’ Direction Following Tim Connelly’s Exit

    Hoops Rumors "Star center Nikola Jokic is comfortable with the Nuggets‘ direction following the abrupt departure of president of basketball operations Tim Connelly for Minnesota, reports Mike Singer of The Denver Post. As Singer details, Nuggets management has..." May 25

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo, Nikola Jokic, Luka Doncic lead 2021-22 Kia All-NBA 1st Team

    NBA.com "Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo, Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic, Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic, Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker and Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum have been selected to the 2021-22 Kia All-NBA First Team, the NBA announced..." May 25

  • Nikola Jokic drops truth bomb on MVP vs. NBA championship for Nuggets

    Clutch Points "Nikola Jokic took home his second consecutive NBA MVP award. The Denver Nuggets’ superstar big man improved on his already massively impressive game and again beat out Philadelphia 76ers star Joel Embiid, who was once again a runner-up with his own fantastic..." May 12

  • Joel Embiid shrugs off losing MVP to Nikola Jokic

    ESPN "Philadelphia 76ers superstar Joel Embiid congratulated Nikola Jokic on winning the NBA Most Valuable Player Award for a second straight season, adding Tuesday night that there was "no right or wrong" answer among several deserving candidates. But..." May 11

  • Nikola Jokic’s Brothers Take Shots At Markieff Morris

    Fadeaway World "Yesterday, it was announced that Nikola Jokic has won the NBA MVP trophy for the second year in a row. Jokic, who won MVP in 2021, followed that win up with yet another incredible season. But not everyone agreed with the decision to name him MVP, as many fans slammed the NBA for..." May 10

  • Doc Rivers criticizes MVP measures: 'Analytic-driven society' is out of control

    The Score "Philadelphia 76ers head coach Doc Rivers isn't sure what else Joel Embiid could've done to sway voters in this season's MVP race, but he's adamant that some advanced stats shouldn't decide the final outcome. "I don't know if I could've..." May 10

  • The Case Against Nikola Jokic for 2022 NBA MVP

    Bleacher Report "Last month, B/R NBA writers were asked to pick our league MVP. I had Nikola Jokic third, behind Joel Embiid and Giannis Antetokounmpo.  After tallying our results, Jokic was the winner, but it was close. We were then asked, "Are We Sure Nikola Jokic Should Be..." May 10

  • Nuggets' Nikola Jokic to be named NBA MVP for second consecutive season

    ESPN "Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic has been voted the NBA's Most Valuable Player for a second consecutive season, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. A formal announcement is expected this week, sources told Wojnarowski. Jokic's raw stats were..." May 09

  • Sixers Joel Embiid got ‘f—ed’ over MVP loss to Nikola Jokic, per Stephen Jackson

    Clutch Points "Denver Nuggets star Nikola Jokic is reportedly the 2021-22 NBA MVP, meaning Philadelphia 76ers big man Joel Embiid is the runner-up once again. However, a lot of people are not happy with the result, including former league champion Stephen..." May 09

  • Nuggets Nah'Shon Hyland Says MVP Race Wasn't Even Close After Nikola Jokic Reportedly Won

    Fadeaway World "Bones Hyland came into his own with the Denver Nuggets this season, becoming a fan favorite thanks to his incredible story and the fact that he stepped up to provide Nikola Jokic some help in the absence of Jamal Murray and Michael Porter Jr. And Hyland isn't done backing up Jokic either,..." May 09

  • 3 Stars We’d Like To See Nikola Jokic Pair Up With

    NBA Analysis "It was an interesting 2021-22 NBA season for Nikola Jokic and his Denver Nuggets. On Wednesday, it drew to its expected conclusion. It feels safe to assume that the Denver Nuggets would have been more formidable with Jamal Murray and Michael Porter Jr. this..." April 29

  • Nikola Jokic Says He'll Accept Supermax Contract From Nuggets

    ABC News "Following a historic season that could lead to a second MVP trophy, Nikola Jokic said he will sign what is expected to be the largest supermax contract extension in NBA history with the Denver Nuggets this offseason. Jokic poured in 30 points, 19 rebounds and 8..." April 28

  • Nuggets season didn’t go as planned, but optimism remains. Just ask Nikola Jokic

    The Athletic "It was early October in San Diego, back when the sunshine surrounding the Denver Nuggets’ coastal training camp seemed so fitting for a team with such a bright future. They had Nikola Jokic, the reigning MVP whose continued ascent has long inspired championship aspirations..." April 28

  • Draymond Green lauds Nikola Jokic after Warriors dispatch Nuggets: 'He made me better'

    The Score "Draymond Green had nothing but praise for Nikola Jokic after the Golden State Warriors eliminated the star center and the Denver Nuggets from the postseason Wednesday. "Absolutely incredible player. It's the reason he was the MVP last year,..." April 28

  • Are We Sure Nikola Jokic Should Be MVP?

    Bleacher Report "ICYMI, the internet is none too pleased by Nikola Jokic's playoff performance so far, as his Nuggets have flailed to a 0-3 series deficit to the Warriors. Many prominent tweet-senders are calling for a referendum. Shall we engage? Yes, sorry, but yes. To be clear, our..." April 22

  • 3 Stars For Nuggets To Target To Complement Nikola Jokic

    NBA Analysis "Nikola Jokic’s rise to prominence has been unprecedented. He may already be the best second-round pick in NBA history. Perhaps more importantly, he may be the best player in the NBA. This year, he hasn’t had sufficient help in Denver. It isn’t the..." April 22

  • Nuggets' Michael Malone: Nikola Jokic 'too valuable' to be ejected

    The Score "While the Denver Nuggets were on the verge of falling behind 2-0 in their first-round playoff series to the Golden State Warriors on Monday, reigning MVP Nikola Jokic lost control of his emotions. Down 20 midway through the fourth quarter, Jokic failed to..." April 19

  • Draymond Green hilariously waves goodbye to Nikola Jokic after Game 2 ejection

    Yahoo! Sports "Things did not go Nikola Jokic’s way on Monday night, much to Draymond Green’s delight. They didn’t go the Denver Nuggets' way, either, as they fell to the Warriors 126-106 in Game 2 of their opening-round playoff series at Chase..." April 19

  • Nikola Jokic Wasn’t Happy When Gary Payton II Tapped Him On His Backside

    Fadeaway World "Nikola Jokic and the Denver Nuggets had an incredibly difficult outing last night, as they were dominated by the Golden State Warriors. Jokic, who was pretty much the lone star for the Nuggets, couldn't do much to stop the Warriors, as they were able to get the win pretty easily. It was a..." April 19

  • Nikola Jokic Opens Up On The MVP Race: "I Don't Think About That To Be Honest

    Fadeaway World "Nikola Jokic keeps making history in the NBA, confirming that he belongs to the elite and is one of the best players in the association right now. The Serbian player keeps making a case for the 2022 MVP award, and his recent performances only reassure that he will fight for that prize until the..." April 08

  • Nikola Jokic becomes 1st player with 2K points, 1K rebounds, 500 assists in a season

    The Score "Nikola Jokic continued solidifying his case for a second consecutive MVP award with another dominant performance in the Denver Nuggets' 122-109 win over the Memphis Grizzlies on Thursday. Jokic finished with 35 points, 16 rebounds, six assists, five steals, and..." April 08

  • Why Nikola Jokic is the NBA MVP

    The Athletic "I have dreaded this moment all year, but the time has come. After weeks of deliberation, I must select an NBA Most Valuable Player winner for the 2021-22 regular season. As I noted earlier this year, it’s a uniquely difficult task this time around. Three players are posting..." April 06

  • Joel Embiid, Nikola Jokic Eligible at Forward and Center on All-NBA Ballot

    Bleacher Report "The NBA is giving both Joel Embiid and Nikola Jokic an opportunity to make the All-NBA first team even though they play the same position. Per Mike Singer of the Denver Post, Embiid and Jokic will be eligible on the ballot at center and forward. NBA reporter..." March 26

  • Shaquille O’Neal hilariously failed trying to speak Serbian to Nikola Jokic

    Yardbarker "Foreign languages are still not Shaquille O’Neal’s specialty. The retired NBA great O’Neal interviewed Denver Nuggets star Nikola Jokic on TNT after Denver’s win over the Clippers on Tuesday. O’Neal tried to close out their interview by speaking..." March 23

  • Kevin Durant Says He'd Pick Joel Embiid as NBA MVP over Nikola Jokic, Ja Morant, DeMar DeRozan

    Bleacher Report "Kevin Durant knows whom he'd pick for MVP, at least as of Friday night: Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid.   "If I had to take a guess [who will win the award], I would go between Joel Embiid...DeMar DeRozan...and Ja Morant, for me," he told reporters...." March 19

  • Does Nikola Jokic deserve back-to-back NBA MVP awards?

    Fox Sports "The Denver Nuggets' big man is in the midst of another dominant season filled with impressive statistics. He leads the NBA in efficiency rating and ranks in the top 10 in points (28.2), assists (8.1) and rebounds (13.8). He currently stands as second-favorite to win his second-straight MVP..." March 18

  • Joel Embiid On Nikola Jokic: "It's Good To See Foreign People Dominate Americans At Their Own Sport"

    Fadeaway World "In the spring of 2021, everything changed for the Philadelphia 76ers. The notorious Embiid/Simmons duo that had dominated the East for years suddenly fell apart, and what proceeded was months of a brutal war between Simmons and team GM Daryl Morey. Caught in the middle of it all was..." March 16

  • Markieff Morris still bitter months after Nikola Jokic scrap

    The Score "Miami Heat forward Markieff Morris wants nothing to do with Denver Nuggetsstar Nikola Jokic more than four months after the MVP candidate injured him. "F--- nah, I don't want to hear from him," Morris said Saturday following Miami's..." March 13

  • Agent Anticipates Nikola Jokic Will Sign Super-Max Deal In Offseason

    Hoops Rumors "Misko Raznatovic, the agent for Nikola Jokic, expects the star center to sign a super-max contract extension with the Nuggets during the 2022 offseason, he said during an appearance on Donatas Urbonas’ podcast at BasketNews.com. “According to our..." March 02

  • Nikola Jokic On Comparisons With Joel Embiid: "I Don't Think That We Have A Similar Style Of Basketball

    Fadeaway World "Nikola Jokic and Joel Embiid have been mentioned alongside one another incessantly for the last two seasons. Both centers have been playing at an elite level, reaffirming the influence that an excellent big man can have in the modern game. It's no surprise that they've both been..." February 23

  • Nikola Jokic makes interesting comment about his future with Nuggets

    Larry Brown Sports "Nikola Jokic is in his seventh season with the Denver Nuggets, and now he is hinting at how much longer he might stay with them. Jokic and the Nuggets played Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks on Sunday. After the game, Jokic discussed his admiration for the fellow MVP..." January 31

  • Jimmy Butler’s agent subtly rips NBA for length of Nikola Jokic’s suspension

    Heat Nation "Miami Heat veteran Markieff Morris has missed 36 straight games after taking a violent cheap shot from Denver Nuggets star Nikola Jokic in November. Some people within and around the Heat organization are apparently still upset over the incident, particularly..." January 23

  • Nuggets Coach Mike Malone On Nikola Jokic

    Fadeaway World "One of the NBA's most interesting storylines this season is the unusually wide-open MVP race. While stars like Steph Curry, Kevin Durant, and Giannis Antetokounmpo established themselves as early candidates, their campaign has been compromised for one reason or another. Meanwhile,..." January 20

  • Nikola Jokic 'is one of the more disrespected reigning MVPs

    ESPN "Nikola Jokic's prolific MVP-caliber play this season has flown so under the radar compared to other MVP candidates that Denver Nuggets coach Michael Malone says few other reigning MVPs have ever been treated like this. "I think he is one of the more disrespected..." January 12

  • Markieff Morris Calls Nikola Jokic "Sloppy Fat Boy" In Savage Tweet

    Fadeaway World "Nikola Jokic and Markieff Morris made headlines earlier this season. During an intense back-and-forth between the two, Jokic ended it with a brutal shove on Morris, who fell to the floor in a fit of pain. What followed was craziness behind the scenes, with Morris' twin..." January 07