Nikola Jokic scored 18 points Wednesday, going 7 of 18 from the field, as the Denver Nuggets lost to the Los Angeles Clippers 109-104. Jokic grabbed eight rebounds and dished out two assists, tallying a plus-minus of -10 in his 34:04 of playing time. He added two blocks and one steal. Jokic went 1 of 8 from 3-point range.
Advice: It's hard to find fault in what Jokic does, but he is now a woeful 6 of 32 (18.8 percent) from beyond the arc over his last seven games. The rest of the center's game has mostly been beyond reproach, as he had put up 52 points over his previous two contests and is averaging 10.4 rebounds and 6.7 assists in his last seven outings.
Nikola Jokic scored 29 points Tuesday on 11-of-23 shooting as the Denver Nuggets topped the Dallas Mavericks 105-102. Jokic grabbed 18 rebounds and had seven assists, tallying a plus-minus of -2 in his 33:24 on the floor. He added one block and two steals.
Advice: Jokic has totaled 52 points in the last two games. Those 18 boards are also a season high.
Nikola Jokic dominated in a 105-102 win over the Mavericks on Tuesday, scoring 29 points with a season-high 18 rebounds, seven assists, one block and two steals in 33 minutes.
Advice: The matchup was obviously favorable, but the big takeaway from the game was that Jokic didn't log any minutes next to Mason Plumlee -- Jokic's advanced stats are better across the board when Plumlee is off the floor and he's clearly more comfortable playing all his minutes at the five. The Denver offense was running through him even more than usual tonight and he grabbed nine offensive rebounds, finishing 11-of-23 from the field and 7-of-10 from the line. His owners will be hoping that coach Malone sticks with this rotation on Wednesday vs. the Clippers.
Nikola Jokic finished with 23 points on 8-of-13 shooting in Saturday's 112-80 loss at San Antonio.
Advice: Jokic was very productive, hitting 3-of-6 from behind the arc and 4-of-4 from the free-throw line, persevering despite a blowout on the scoreboard. He was one of just two Nuggets (Gary Harris) to go for double-digit point totals and please his fantasy owners. He also chipped in with nine rebounds, seven assists and steals. Jokic and his teammates have just three games on tap in the upcoming week, but favorable home games against the defensively-challenged Mavericks and Suns highlight the slate.
Nikola Jokic scored 14 points Friday on 3-of-8 shooting as the Denver Nuggets topped the Memphis Grizzlies 87-78. Jokic grabbed seven rebounds and dished out three assists, tallying a plus-minus of +8 in his 28:08 on the floor. Jokic went 1 of 3 from behind the arc.
Advice: Jokic was close to his scoring average (15.6) but his shot still isn't falling. In the last five games, Jokic is shooting just 32.4 percent and has missed 17 of 20 3-pointers.
Nikola Jokic scored 23 points Saturday on 8-of-13 shooting as the Denver Nuggets lost to the San Antonio Spurs 112-80. Jokic grabbed nine rebounds and had seven assists, accumulating a plus-minus of -18 in his 30:24 on the floor. He tacked on two steals. Jokic went 3 of 6 from behind the arc.
Advice: After totaling 23 points over his previous two games and finishing in single digits in three of his past five, Jokic rediscovered the form that's made him one of the top fantasy centers. Though his scoring has been hit or miss lately, the Serbian star is still averaging 9.9 rebounds over his last eight contests and a terrific 7.6 assists in his past five.
Nikola Jokic scored nine points Wednesday on 4-of-21 shooting as the Denver Nuggets fell to the Atlanta Hawks 110-97. Jokic pulled down 12 rebounds and had seven assists, tallying a plus-minus of -14 in his 31:31 of playing time. He added three blocks and two steals. Jokic struggled from behind the arc, missing all eight of his attempts.
Nikola Jokic hit just 4-of-21 shots, was 0-of-8 from downtown and hit 1-of-2 free throws for nine points, 12 rebounds, seven assists, two steals and three blocks in 32 minutes of Wednesday's 110-97 loss to the Hawks.
Advice: Oh, what could have been. If Jokic would have hit half his shots (he's a 54 percent career shooter), his scoring number shoots up to about 25 points, and who knows where his head would have been for the rest of the game. But as it stands, he backed up his triple-double on Monday with a full stat line, and the only thing missing was his shot falling. This was his second highest shot total of the season and the arrow is pointing straight up for Jokic. Hopefully he stays as active and sees more shots fall against the Grizzlies on Friday.
Nikola Jokic had his first triple-double of the season on Monday, scoring 22 points (9-of-16 FGs, 3-of-3 FTs) with 12 rebounds, 11 assists, three steals, one block and one 3-pointer in 36 minutes.
Advice: Jokic collided with Stephen Curry late in the third quarter and briefly exited, but he soon returned and continued his terrific play. He came in shooting 26.1 percent in his previous two games, but coach Mike Malone offered a pre-game vote of confidence, saying, "We’re gonna stay with [Jokic] in his struggles. And I have no doubt he’s gonna find a way to fight through this." If you own Jokic, remember those words the next time he goes through a brief slump.
Nikola Jokic scored 22 points Monday on 9-of-16 shooting as the Denver Nuggets lost to the Golden State Warriors 124-114. Jokic grabbed 12 rebounds and dished out 11 assists, tallying a plus-minus of +2 in his 36:09 on the floor. He added one block and three steals. Jokic went 1 of 1 from behind the arc.
Advice: After going a woeful 6 of 23 from the field (26.1 percent) over a pair of eight-point efforts that preceded this game, Jokic got back on track and then some by delivering his first triple-double of the season. It's a reminder of the fantasy damage the well-rounded center is capable of doing, though owners should be aware of his inconsistent scoring and high turnover rate as well.