September 7, 2020, 11:15 amNikola JokicC, Denver Nuggets
Nikola Jokic has once again been listed as questionable with a sprained right wrist, ahead of Monday’s Game 3.
The Joker had a dominant performance on Friday and is dearly needed by his team for Game 3. While we can’t imagine he doesn’t take the court, keep an eye out for further updates closer to Monday evening’s tip-off.
Source: NBA Injury Report
September 6, 2020, 5:32 pmNikola JokicC, Denver Nuggets
Nikola Jokic is on the Nuggets injury report, listed as questionable with a right wrist sprain for Monday's Game 3.
This is a bit of troubling news for the Nuggets to see Jokic pop up on the injury report. He is coming off one of his best games in the playoffs with 26 points, 18 rebounds, four assists and three blocks. It will be worth monitoring the news on Jokic leading up to Game 5 on Monday. If Jokic is unable to go Mason Plumlee should benefit with a minutes bump.
Source: T.J. McBride on Twitter
September 5, 2020, 11:51 pmNikola JokicC, Denver Nuggets
Nikola Jokic put on a show on Saturday, leading the Nuggets to a 110-101 Game 2 win over the Clippers with 26 points (10-of-17 shooting), adding 18 rebounds, four 3s, four assists and three blocks.
Nikola wasn't "joking" with this performance and his dominance in the paint and in other areas of the floor helped catapult his team to a key win, tying up the series 1-1. He did commit six turnovers and four fouls but as you can see, those mistakes were well worth the price of admission. Jokic will need more performances at this level if the Nuggets want to upset the Clippers and move onto the Western Conference finals.
September 4, 2020, 12:02 amNikola JokicC, Denver Nuggets
Nikola Jokic popped in a team-high 15 points in Thursday's 97-120 loss to the Clippers in Game 1, adding just three rebounds, three assists and a 6-of-14 shooting line.
The Nuggets got stomped in this one, with the final score a little more flattering than it should be thanks to some garbage time. Denver just had to empty the tank to get through Utah and ran into a well-rested Clippers squad tonight, though the rest gap will never close with the playoffs going every-other-day. Jokic is going to need to dominate his matchups but was unable to do that tonight as the Nuggets got rolled. Bol Bol checked in with four points, a steal, a block and a 3-pointer, which hopefully gave Nuggets fans something to smile about.
September 1, 2020, 11:47 pmNikola JokicC, Denver Nuggets
Nikola Jokic dropped 30 points, 14 rebounds, four assists and two triples on 12-of-23 shooting in 39 minutes as the Nuggets prevailed over the Jazz in Game 7 on Tuesday.
Jokic hit what would end up being the game-winning shot over Rudy Gobert in the post and had a fantastic game. He also knocked down two of is five 3-point attempts as Gobert is just not capable of guarding him out there. Now heading into a matchup with the Clippers, he should be able to exploit their lack of size and could be in for some huge lines.
August 30, 2020, 11:49 pmNikola JokicC, Denver Nuggets
Nikola Jokic impressed on Sunday against the Jazz, notching 22 points (7-of-15 FG, 5-of-5 FT), nine assists, four rebounds, three 3-pointers and three steals.
This was Jokic's best display as a distributor in the series as his teammates were all happy to hit triples throughout the contest, with the Nuggets going 18-of-36 on 3-pointers overall. Jamal Murray is continuing to carry the scoring load, but Jokic is more than capable of contributing in other areas of the fantasy boxscore, and he is bound to have another monster line as Game 7 approaches on Tuesday.
August 25, 2020, 10:57 pmNikola JokicC, Denver Nuggets
Nikola Jokic played sidekick to Jamal Murray (42 points) on Tuesday in the Nuggets' Game 5 win, dropping 31 points, six rebounds and four assists.
The Nuggets will live to see another day. Murray was lights-out on Tuesday and Jokic was very good, too, setting playoff career-highs in three-pointers made (seven) as well as three-pointers attempted (11). Jokic also played the most minutes (43) that he has seen in the bubble in Orlando so far. The Nuggets obviously need to have all hands on deck as they face elimination. Game 6 is on Thursday.
August 24, 2020, 12:10 amNikola JokicC, Denver Nuggets
Nikola Jokic dropped 29 points with seven rebounds and six assists in a loss to the Jazz in Game 4 on Sunday night.
Jokic and Jamal Murray (50 points) carried the offense, but the backcourt play from the Jazz was too much to handle for them. Jokic shot 12-of-24 from the field and just 3-of-10 from 3-point territory. The Nuggets have to make up a lot of ground if they want to move on to face the winner of the Clippers-Mavs series.
August 21, 2020, 6:44 pmNikola JokicC, Denver Nuggets
Nikola Jokic "led" the Nuggets on Friday, scoring 15 points to go with five rebounds, six assists, a block and two 3-pointers in a blowout loss to the Jazz.
That's two straight games where Denver's gotten absolutely thrashed, so they need to go back to the drawing board. Pretty much all the Nuggets were bad in this one but Jokic's defense in the first half was simply atrocious as he offered up no resistance to Rudy Gobert or any other Utah player that came his direction. He should be better in Game 3.
August 19, 2020, 6:49 pmNikola JokicC, Denver Nuggets
Nikola Jokić had an impressive game despite the team's loss to the Jazz on Wednesday, finishing with 28 points (10-of-21), 11 rebounds, six assists, one trifecta and two turnovers in 32 minutes.
Jokić wasn't able to do enough to help lead his team to victory but got little help elsewhere on the roster. Jamal Murray was the most disappointing of the starters, scoring just 14 points (6-of-13) with three rebounds, four assists, one 3-pointer and three turnovers. After an impressive 36-point outing in an overtime victory on Monday, fans and fantasy GMs alike expected more from Murray. Both he and Jokić will need to be better if the Nuggets are to beat the Jazz on Friday.
August 17, 2020, 4:42 pmNikola JokicC, Denver Nuggets
Nikola Jokic came to play on Monday despite the fact he was matched up with Rudy Gobert, walking away with 29 points and 10 rebounds, chipping in three assists, two steals, one block and four triples in 42 minutes.
The Nuggets needed every point from Jokic as they battled to a hard-fought overtime victory. He and Jamal Murray combined for almost half of the Nuggets' total score while both shot in excess of 50 percent from the floor. After a somewhat underwhelming bubble period, Jokic stepped up in this one and will look to continue his momentum on Wednesday in Game 2.
August 14, 2020, 3:56 pmPaul MillsapPF, Denver Nuggets
Paul Millsap was the best of the Nuggets starters in Friday's regular season finale, netting 10 points, three rebounds, two assists, two steals, a block and two 3-pointers in 16 minutes of action.
The Nuggets sat their big guns for the second half so nobody had any notable lines, but Millsap was the best of the bunch. Nikola Jokic (two points) and Jamal Murray (two points) both only played 10 minutes. There's nothing to take away from this one for fantasy purposes.
August 13, 2020, 12:06 amNikola JokicC, Denver Nuggets
Nikola Jokic was able to put up a double-double in a losing effort against the Clippers on Wednesday, recording 17 points on 7-of-11 shooting, dishing out 13 dimes, grabbing seven boards and connecting on 1-of-4 3-pointers.
Jokic played well despite the end result which is what his owners in fantasy care about anyway. Tonight's game was in line with his top-10 value on the season as arguably the best passing center in the league. The Nuggets were missing a bunch of key players tonight, so the blame can't be fully laid on his shoulders alone, especially considering how much effort he put in.
August 10, 2020, 11:58 pmNikola JokicC, Denver Nuggets
Nikola Jokic was quiet on Monday, scoring 12 points on 4-of-7 shooting to go with one rebound, four assists, a steal and two treys.
Jokic looked to pass the ball more tonight as the Nuggets tried to get everyone involved and get their reps in as they gear towards the playoffs. The Joker hasn't had a dominant performance in the bubble yet but he'll surely come alive in the playoffs.
August 8, 2020, 8:14 pmNikola JokicC, Denver Nuggets
Nikola Jokic was unencumbered despite a matchup vs. Rudy Gobert on Saturday and led the Nuggets to a 134-132 victory in double overtime with 30 points on 11-of-21 shooting from the field and was a perfect 8-for-8 at the line.
Jokic also pulled down 11 rebounds, dished out seven dimes, hit two 3s and swiped three steals for an overall well-rounded performance. The numbers are a bit bloated, which can be expected since the game went in to two extra periods. Regardless of the situation, Jokic remains a steady top-10 value in category leagues.