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Nikola Jokić is a Serbian born NBA all-star center for the Denver Nuggets. In just 8 NBA seasons, “The Joker” has already won two league MVPs and is currently playing to win his first NBA title against the Miami Heat.

To help you make the best DFS picks possible, we put together this player profile on Nikola Jokić. We’ll break down his bio, stats, news and more as well as give you some insider information to make sure you have everything you need to make the best daily fantasy sports plays you can.

Player Profile: Nikola Jokić

Name: Nikola Jokić

Position: Center

Team: Denver Nuggets

Date of Birth: February 19, 1995

Nationality: Serbian

Height/Weight: 6’11/285

2022-2023 Season Stats:

  • Points Per Game (PPG): 24.5 - 18th
  • Rebounds Per Game (RPG): 11.8 - 2nd
  • Assists Per Game (APG): 9.8 - 3rd
  • Field Goal Percentage (FG%): 63.2% - 8th 

Although Joel Embiid won regular season MVP, Nikola Jokić was once again a top candidate this year after winning back to back MVPs in the previous two seasons. The way he led this Nuggets team throughout the regular season and now deep into the NBA finals has left no doubt of his abilities on the court.

Nikola Jokić Stats and Trends to Watch

Across the board, Jokić has improved his already impressive stats as these playoffs have progressed. Almost all major statistical categories are up from his regular season averages and he hasn’t shown signs of slowing down. 

In his last 7 games, he’s put up at least 30 points, including a 41 point performance in Game 2 against Miami. In fact, over his last 9 postseason games, he’s recorded an incredible 7 triple-doubles.

Nikola Jokić Away Stats

The Denver Nuggets were one of the best teams at home this season, finishing with a record of 34-7 in Denver. Despite this, they lost more away games than they won, going 19-22 on the road.

The Joker’s away performances were slightly lower across the board in road games. For the 2022-23 season, he averaged: 

  • 24.2 PPG
  • 10.6 RPG
  • 8.5 APG 

As he goes into another road game in Miami, there are a few numbers to keep in mind when placing your DFS picks. In his last 3 away games he’s scoring 28.7 PPG, 13.7 RPG, and 10.3 APG - all of which are higher than his season averages on the road.

As the postseason has rolled on, Nikola’s stats have continued to trend upwards. Going into a crucial Game 4 on the road, Jokić could certainly surpass all projections. In Game 4 away in the Western Semifinals against the Phoenix Suns, The Joker posted 53 points which would almost cover his current projection for Points+Rebounds+Assists in Game 4 away against the Heat.

Take a look below to find some of our hottest DFS plays for Nikola Jokić in Game 4.

Nikola Jokić DFS Plays NBA Finals Game 4

After another impressive season from the Serbian national, Jokić has stepped up even more during this playoff run. 

This postseason, the Denver captain and 8 year veteran is averaging:

  • 30.5 points
  • 13.4 rebounds
  • 10.1 assists
  • 39.4 minutes

Trends: These two projections could be some of the better plays across The Board for Game 4 of the NBA Finals. 

Averaging 30.5 points per game during this postseason, his projection for Game 3 is exactly on that line. In this series alone, he’s averaging 33.3 PPG. When the Heat bounced back in Game 2 in Denver, Jokić still posted 41 points. As the Heat look to even things up once again before returning to Denver, Jokić will surely be doing his best to stop the Heat from getting hot. Look for The Joker to put up another impressive statline in Game 4.

Another exciting projection in Game 4 is his PRA or Points, Rebounds, and Assists. Throughout the playoffs he’s averaged a triple double. In Game 3 he also posted the first ever 30-20-10 game in NBA Finals history. Time and again Jokić has impressed us on the biggest stages. At 53.5 PRA, Jokić could certainly hit that projection with time to spare. 

While it’s never wise to count out Jimmy Butler or this Miami squad, Jokić will be doing everything he can to go back to Denver with a commanding 3-1 series lead. You can find more of his projections here on The Board as well as all of the daily fantasy sports action for what’s sure to be an exciting Game 4. Get your picks in today so you don’t miss a second!

Nikola Jokić NBA News, Rumors, & More

As we mentioned, Jokić just recorded the first ever 30-20-10 game in NBA Finals history. This accomplishment is just another on the long list he’s accrued over his impressive 8 year career. As of now though, he still has his eyes set on (at least) one more, winning the NBA Finals. 

That record performance certainly helped that cause as the Nuggets took a 2-1 lead going into Game 4 in Miami. As it stands, Jokić is still the front runner for Finals MVP. 

As of now, there aren't many rumors surrounding the former MVP. It’s obviously hard to imagine there would be any speculation about the Nuggets looking to trade him any time soon with such prolific performances throughout his career. Whether they bring home the hardware in these Finals or not, it will surely be an exciting off-season for the Nuggets either way. Watching them try to repeat or bounce back from a Finals loss will be a new challenge and will certainly create plenty of buzz.

For now, just stay tuned and enjoy the finale of this historic postseason. And of course, don't forget to check out The Board and follow along every game to get involved. We post daily fantasy sports projections and plays every day so you don’t miss a second!

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