January 24, 2020, 11:41 pmNikola JokicC, Denver Nuggets
Nikola Jokic produced 27 points (9-for-20 shooting), 12 rebounds, seven assists, four steals, a triple and a block in 35 minutes as the Nuggets defeated the Pelicans 113-106 on Friday.
Jokic continues to hum along at an elite pace over the last few weeks as he is on his way to returning the top-10 draft day price with each passing monster fantasy line.
January 22, 2020, 11:07 pmNikola JokicC, Denver Nuggets
Nikola Jokic had a monster line on Wednesday, registering 19 points (8-19 FG), 12 rebounds, 10 assists, one steal and one block.
It was a shaky start to the season for Jokic, but now, just over the halfway mark, he is back in the top-20, and has his sights set higher after tonight's performance. Deploy the Serbian whenever he sets foot on the court.
January 19, 2020, 10:33 pmNikola JokicC, Denver Nuggets
Nikola Jokic played well on Sunday as he put up 30 points and 10 rebounds in a 115-107 loss to the Pacers.
Jokic shot 10-of-16 from the field and 8-of-12 from the stripe. He also added four assists, three steals and two triples to the stat sheet. He is a top-20 asset on the season and top-10 over the past two months, so look for him to be a first-round value the rest of the way.
January 17, 2020, 2:41 amNikola JokicC, Denver Nuggets
Nikola Jokic posted a 23-12-8 line with two blocks in Thursday's 134-131 win over the Warriors.
Jokic went 10-for-20 from the floor and hit all three of his free throws in 44 minutes of action. Now that he has his legs under him, he's been pushing out first-round lines on a nightly basis. The eight turnovers were a bit uncharacteristic, but we'll live with that as long as he keeps bringing the rest.
January 15, 2020, 9:40 amNikola JokicC, Denver Nuggets
The Serbian Basketball Federation has hired Nuggets’ coach Mike Malone as a consultant for the Tokyo Olympics.
Serbia finished a disappointing fifth in the FIBA World Cup in China last summer, which means they need to go through a qualifying tournament for the 2020 Olympics. Kings’ assistant coach Igor Kokoskov will be the head coach of Serbia with Malone becoming the top assistant. It’s an interesting hire to say at least as Malone knows Jokic’s game as well as anyone.
Source: NBC Sports
January 12, 2020, 11:20 pmNikola JokicC, Denver Nuggets
Nikola Jokic put up 20 points, 15 rebounds and six assists in a 114-104 win over the Clippers on Sunday.
Jokic shot 6-of-14 from the field and 3-of-4 from beyond the arc. He has definitely broken out of his early-season slump and should be a top-20 option for the rest of the season.
January 12, 2020, 12:33 amNikola JokicC, Denver Nuggets
Nikola Jokic scored 19 points on 8-of-12 shooting with 12 rebounds and five assists in 34 minutes on Saturday.
Jokic was coming off of a monster performance on Wednesday with 33 points, six rebounds and seven assists. The Joker's early-season struggles are far behind him and he is a top-10 player in the past month. He will be a first-round player moving forward.
January 8, 2020, 10:47 pmNikola JokicC, Denver Nuggets
Nikola Jokic went off on Wendesday night, dropping 33 points on 12-of-20 shooting, and collecting six rebounds, seven assists, a steal, a block and four 3-pointers.
Jokic is in full form now. He has climbed his way back to top-20 value on the season, and will enter the first round shortly with games like this. Congrats to anyone that was able to scoop him up at the start of the season.
January 6, 2020, 10:50 pmNikola JokicC, Denver Nuggets
Nikola Jokic was incredible as he led the Nuggets to a 123-115 victory over the Hawks on Monday with career-high 47 points (16-of-25 FGs, 11-of-16 FTs), eight rebounds, five assists, two steals, one block and four 3-pointers in 37 minutes.
It's probably safe to say that Jokic is in shape now. Anyone that was able to buy low on the Joker after his slow start should be in great shape now as he's posted top-10 numbers over the last month.
January 4, 2020, 11:08 pmNikola JokicC, Denver Nuggets
Nikola Jokic converted on just 4-of-10 shots from the field and 5-of-7 from the line for 14 points in Saturday's loss to the Wizards, adding 10 rebounds, four assists, one steal and one 3-pointer.
This poor showing from Jokic is not a big deal as this was a widely weird game with the Wizards blitzing and stunning the Nuggets with offense from their bench. Jokic is still a strong bet to finish as a top-20 player once 2019-20 is over and done.
December 30, 2019, 12:02 amNikola JokicC, Denver Nuggets
Nikola Jokic was a bit lackluster during Sunday's 120-115 win over the Kings, going for 17 points (7-of-8 FG), eight rebounds, four assists and one steal.
Jokic had some foul trouble at the end of the first half that cost him some playing time, but he was still over 26 minutes for the night. Richaun Holmes was able to hold up fairly well against him, and Jokic should be able to deliver a bigger line in the next one. He's largely gotten past the unassertiveness that plagued him in the early going.
December 28, 2019, 7:44 pmNikola JokicC, Denver Nuggets
Nikola Jokic was not joking around on Saturday as he powered the Nuggets to a 119-110 win over the Grizzlies with 31 points on 12-of-19 shooting, 10 rebounds, 10 assists, two 3-pointers and one steal.
Jokic has shaken off his sluggish start to the season and is in full mid-season form. We're looking at him flirting with top-12 value ROS and at the very least, the bad games from his "chubby period" are now behind him.
December 26, 2019, 1:32 amNikola JokicC, Denver Nuggets
Nikola Jokic scored 23 points on 8-of-20 shooting (2-of-5 from deep, 5-of-6 from the line) with 10 rebounds, four assists and two steals in the Nuggets' 112-100 loss to the Pelicans on Christmas Night.
Jokic is paying off all the buy low folks big time. The rest of the lineup was pretty muted unless you want to throw a party for Gary Harris' 15 points, four steals and three treys in the win.
December 23, 2019, 11:26 pmNikola JokicC, Denver Nuggets
Nikola Jokic had a monster 22 point, 12-rebound and 10 assist triple-double supplemented by one steal and four triples in Monday's 113-111 win over the Suns.
The buy-low window was shut for a while and now it's just glued and boarded up. Joker is always a slow starter and if you've been around this site you knew this already. Over the last two weeks he's the No. 8 player in 9-cat leagues with averages of 20.9 points, 1.9 3s, 9.6 rebounds, 8.7 dimes, 0.6 steals and 0.9 blocks on .564 shooting. We were never worried.
December 20, 2019, 11:40 pmNikola JokicC, Denver Nuggets
Nikola Jokic collected his fifth triple-double of the season in Friday's 109-100 win over the Wolves, finishing with 22 points (10-for-16 shooting), 10 rebounds, 10 assists, two triples and two blocks across 33 minutes.
All aboard the Jokic express. With Thanksgiving in the rear-view mirror and Christmas right around the corner, this is typically the time Jokic starts heating up and he's as hot as can be at the moment providing top-five value over the last two weeks. This was the Jokic we drafted.