Nikola Jokic

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  • Nikola Jokic
    C, Denver Nuggets

    Nuggets coach Mike Malone said that Nikola Jokic "feels great" after suffering from the coronavirus and is expected to join the team in Orlando.

    It was reported in late June that Jokic tested positive for COVID-19. However, he was said to be feeling fine and could potentially play in games when they resume. The center has averaged 20.2 points, 10.2 rebounds, 6.9 assists, and 1.2 steals in 2019-20. Jerami Grant and Mason Plumlee would see more playing time if Jokic is held out of action.

    Source: Mark Medina on Twitter

  • Nikola Jokic
    C, Denver Nuggets

    The Nuggets have had their practice facilities closed for several days after positive coronavirus tests were revealed.

    The report says that the Nuggets practice facilities have been shut down since Saturday after multiple positive coronavirus cases were revealed by party that is to travel to the Orlando bubble. This is a tentative situation that we must keep an eye on in the coming weeks

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Nikola Jokic
    C, Denver Nuggets

    Mike Singer is reporting that after testing positive for COVID-19 in Serbia, Nikola Jokic is said to be feeling fine and showing no recognizable symptoms at this time.

    It is good to learn that Jokic is having a smooth recovery, although his travel plans will still be delayed as he preps to return to the US to take part in the resumption of the season. Jokic had been in excellent shape before coming down with the virus, and the Nuggets will be leaning heavily on him once play resumes. It is worth monitoring to see if the bout has any impact on his conditioning.

    Source: Mike Singer on Twitter

  • Nikola Jokic
    C, Denver Nuggets

    Adrian Wojnarowski and Brian Windhorst are reporting that Nikola Jokic has tested positive for COVID-19 in Serbia, delaying his return to the US.

    Jokic is said to be asymptomatic and is expected to be cleared for travel within a week, but this is yet another reminder that the virus is in control of the NBA's restart — not the players or the league. Teams are said to be bracing for multiple positive tests as players follow the league's testing protocols, and while there is still time for currently ill players to recover fully, there's going to be plenty of questions raised about what will happen if someone inside the "bubble" tests positive once the NBA decides to move full steam ahead.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Nikola Jokic
    C, Denver Nuggets

    According to head coach Mike Malone, Nikola Jokic has been staying in great shape during the lockout.

    Jokic has never been known for staying in shape, especially during the offseason, and it will be a legitimate surprise if he returns lighter than he was at the stoppage in play. He started the year on the slower side and was clearly looking behind out of the gate, but he was back to his usual first-round value by the time games came to a stop. He should be ready for action when the lockout comes to an end. His teammate Jamal Murray is claiming that Jokic now has a "little four pack".

    Source: The Athletic

  • Nikola Jokic
    C, Denver Nuggets

    The Nuggets will re-open their practice facility on Monday, not Friday, per Adrian Wojnarowski.

    The Nuggets, Blazers and Cavs were the first three teams with plans to open up their facilities but it appears as though Denver will take a few extra days to get things in order. It's expected that players will show up on a voluntary basis, with a maximum of four present at any one time. The Nuggets may have additional restrictions imposed by the organization rather than the league, as the Raptors announced earlier today.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowksi on Twitter

  • Nikola Jokic
    C, Denver Nuggets

    According to Mark Medina, Nuggets coach Mike Malone has indicated that he's hearing it will take "at least a month of ramp-up time to get the guys back" and that he will host a Zoom meeting with his team and training staff on Wednesday to discuss when and if the season will resume.

    Malone's assessment represents one of the longer estimations we've heard from an NBA player, coach or executive over the past month or so regarding the potential amount of time it might take to get the players back up to speed and in shape before resuming the 2019-2020 season. There have been recent rumblings of athletic events being able to resume in late summer, so this would put August has a rough, best-case scenario for NBA games to return. By that point, there will likely be talks of cancelling the season altogether. The league may opt to come back stronger in 2020-2021 rather than scrambling to finish this season and piecing together next season. Sports fans still have quite the road ahead before live action can return in full force.

    Source: Mark Medina on Twitter

  • Nikola Jokic
    C, Denver Nuggets

    Shams Charania reported on Saturday that the Nuggets are planning to promote assistant general manager Calvin Booth to the GM position.

    Booth looks to be the favorite to replace Arturas Karnisovas, who left to become the Executive VP of Basketball Operations for the Bulls. Having a GM hired quickly will help the Nuggets plan for the draft and the offseason. Luckily it looks like they are closing in on Booth for the position.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

  • Nikola Jokic
    C, Denver Nuggets

    The Nuggets have announced that the person who tested positive for COVID-19 is now symptom-free.

    The team never said who tested positive, only that it was a member of the organization. The Nuggets have completed their 14-day quarantine, so hopefully all involved are able to remain healthy moving forward.

    Source: Mark Medina on Twitter

  • Nikola Jokic
    C, Denver Nuggets

    The Nuggets announced that a member of their organization tested positive for COVID-19 but they did not specify if the person was a player or not.

    The team went on to say that the affected individual is in self-isolation and is being taken care of. The Nuggets flew home to Denver immediately after playing their last game in Dallas on Wednesday, March 11th.

    Source: Denver Post

  • Nikola Jokic
    C, Denver Nuggets

    Nikola double-doubled on Wednesday with 14 points, 13 rebounds and eight assists in a 113-97 loss to the Mavs.

    The Joker shot 7-of-10 from the field but wasn't able to lead the Nuggets to a win. He also turned the ball over five times, but it's easy to overlook that given the production in rebounds and assists.

  • Nikola Jokic
    C, Denver Nuggets

    Nikola Jokic scored 10 points on 4-of-13 shooting to go with nine rebounds, seven assists, a steal and a 3-pointer on Monday.

    Jokic had another dud of a game against the Bucks, who rested a majority of their rotation players. It hasn't been a good few games for him, but he'll bounce back soon.

  • Nikola Jokic
    C, Denver Nuggets

    Nikola Jokic scored eight points with eight rebounds and eights assists in a 104-102 loss to the Cavs on Saturday.

    Jokic flopped in a bad loss to a weak Cavs team, but his owners have nothing to worry about. Jokic is a top-10 player and is the sixth-ranked player per game in 9-cat leagues over the past two months. He's set up for a top-10 finish and isn't at risk of resting games down the stretch.

  • Nikola Jokic
    C, Denver Nuggets

    Nikola Jokic contributed across the board on Thursday with 14 points, 11 boards and eight assists, but spoiled the line with six turnovers.

    Jokic was slow out the gate in this contest but came on late to help the Nuggets win late. He's been on fire recently, so this is just a slight blip on the radar. There's no cause for concern here.

  • Nikola Jokic
    C, Denver Nuggets

    Nikola Jokic wound up with 16 points (7-of-15 FG), 13 rebounds, seven assists, two blocks and a steal in 32 minutes on Tuesday as the Nuggets were defeated by the Warriors by a score of 116-100.

    Jokic is making a bid for fantasy MVP (again) and will win a lot of managers fantasy championships here in the coming weeks. He is averaging 24 points, almost 11 rebounds and seven assists over the last two months, good enough for a top-5 fantasy ranking during that period. Jokic was fresh off a triple-double on Sunday and Tuesday's game could realistically be considered an off night for the Serbian magician. He should torch the lowly Hornets and their weak interior defense on Thursday in a bounce back effort.