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Nikola Jokic
Nikola Jokic
Position: C
Born: 02/19/95
Height: 6-11 / 2.11
Weight:253 lbs. / 114.8 kg.
Salary: $1,358,500
Sasa Djordjevic’s 16 chosen ones for the preliminary squad of Serbia, ahead of the Olympic Qualifying Tournament of Belgrade were announced. The last players that were “cut” are Dragan Milosavljevic (Alba Berlin), Ognjen Jaramaz (Mega Leks), Vladimir Stimac (Crvena Zvezda) and Stefan Bircevic (Estudiantes). Three NBA-ers, Boban Marjanovic, Nemanja Bjelica and Nikola Jokic shine in the list, along with Euroleague champion Milos Teodosic and competition finalists Bogdan Bogdanovic plus Nikola Kalinic.
Storyline: Olympic Games
Last season was a small sample size as to what Jokic and Nurkic could do on the floor together, but in order to play minutes at power forward in the future, Jokic needs to improve his defense. He has to be able to close out on and stay with perimeter oriented power forwards that are thriving in today’s pace and space NBA. That’s exactly what Jokic is planning to improve on this summer. “I want to do everything,” Jokic said to CBS 4 in regards to what he’s working on this offseason. “Shooting, especially my defense. I want to play as the four next season so I want to defend the four-man.”
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The Nuggets are well-positioned to restock Cleveland with draft picks and veteran players in their prime that can thrive in the up-tempo, space-the-floor game that the Cavaliers ultimately want to make part of their DNA. The Nuggets organization probably has just two untouchable players — rookies Emmanuel Mudiay and Nikola Jokic — clearing a path for it to do whatever it feels is fair in potential packages in an attempt to trade for Love.