Nikola Jokic

Denver Nuggets, Center
Age: 29-131d (Feb 19, 1995)
Exp: 9 Years
Country: RS
Drafted: Round 2 (#41 overall), 2014
2024-25 Cap Hit

$51,415,938

2024-25 Cash

$51,415,938

Career Earnings

$198,124,795

2023-2027 Designated Veteran Extension (CURRENT)

Nikola Jokic signed a 5 year , $276,122,630 contract with the Denver Nuggets, including $276,122,630 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $55,224,526. In 2024-25, Jokic will earn a base salary of $51,415,938, while carrying a cap hit of $51,415,938 and a dead cap value of $51,415,938.
Contract Terms:
5 yr(s) / $276,122,630
Average Salary:
$55,224,526
GTD at Sign:
$276,122,630
Total GTD:
$276,122,630
Signed Using:
Bird Rights
Free Agent:
2028 / UFA
Year Age Status Cap HitAnnual Cap % League Cap Luxury Tax Tax % League Tax Cash Annual Cash Cumulative
2023-24 28 $47,607,350 35.00% $47,607,350 28.80% $47,607,350 $47,607,350
2024-25 29 $51,415,938 36.47% $51,415,938 30.01% $51,415,938 $99,023,288
2025-26 30 $55,224,526 35.61% $55,224,526 29.31% $55,224,526 $154,247,814
2026-27 31 $59,033,114 34.60% $59,033,114 28.48% $59,033,114 $213,280,928
2027-28 32
Player
$62,841,702 33.49% $62,841,702 27.56% $62,841,702 $276,122,630
2028-29 33
UFA
Year Age Status Base Salary Incentives Likely Incentives Unlikely Cap Hit Cap % League Cap Luxury Tax
2023-24 28 $47,607,350 - - $47,607,350 35.00% $47,607,350
2024-25 29 $51,415,938 - - $51,415,938 36.47% $51,415,938
2025-26 30 $55,224,526 - - $55,224,526 35.61% $55,224,526
2026-27 31 $59,033,114 - - $59,033,114 34.60% $59,033,114
2027-28 32
Player
$62,841,702 - - $62,841,702 33.49% $62,841,702
2028-29 33
UFA
Year Age Status Base Salary Cash Total Cash Cumulative AYC Cumulative AYC Remaining
2023-24 28 $47,607,350 $47,607,350 $47,607,350 $47,607,350 $55,224,526
2024-25 29 $51,415,938 $51,415,938 $99,023,288 $49,511,644 $57,128,820
2025-26 30 $55,224,526 $55,224,526 $154,247,814 $51,415,938 $59,033,114
2026-27 31 $59,033,114 $59,033,114 $213,280,928 $53,320,232 $60,937,408
2027-28 32
Player
$62,841,702 $62,841,702 $276,122,630 $55,224,526 $62,841,702
Contract Notes
  • 2027-28: Player Option (deadline 6/29/27)
  • 15% Trade Bonus
Source: Spotrac

2018-2022 maximum

Nikola Jokic signed a 5 year , $147,710,050 contract with the Denver Nuggets, including $142,710,044 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $29,542,010.
Contract Terms:
5 yr(s) / $147,710,050
Average Salary:
$29,542,010
GTD at Sign:
$142,710,044
Total GTD:
$142,710,044
Signed Using:
Bird Rights
Free Agent:
2023 / UFA
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2015-2017

Nikola Jokic signed a 3 year , $4,075,500 contract with the Denver Nuggets, including $4,075,500 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $1,358,500.
Contract Terms:
3 yr(s) / $4,075,500
Average Salary:
$1,358,500
GTD at Sign:
$4,075,500
Total GTD:
$4,075,500
Signed Using:
cap-space
Free Agent:
2018 / RFA
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Career Earnings thru 2024

$198,124,795

Career Earnings w/ Different Teams

1 team

Earnings Per Year

Year Age Team(s) Status Cash Total Cash Cumulative Awards
2015 20
Active
$1,300,000
$1,300,000
2016 21
Active
$1,358,500
$2,658,500
2017 22
Active
$1,471,382
$4,129,882
2018 23
Active
$25,467,250
$29,597,132
All NBA (1st)
2019 24
Active
$26,716,627
$56,313,759
All NBA (2nd)
2020 25
Active
$29,542,010
$85,855,769
MVP All NBA (1st)
2021 26
Active
$31,044,906
$116,900,675
MVP All NBA (1st)
2022 27
Active
$33,616,770
$150,517,445
Champion All NBA (2nd)
2023 28
Active
$47,607,350
$198,124,795
MVP All NBA (1st)
Total      
$198,124,795
$198,124,795
2024 29
Active
$51,415,938
2025 30
Active
$55,224,526
2026 31
Active
$59,033,114
2027 32
Active / Player
$62,841,702
Total
$426,640,075
Year Team(s) Age Base Signing Incentives Cash Total Cash Cumulative
2015
20
$1,300,000
$1,300,000
$1,300,000
2016
21
$1,358,500
$1,358,500
$2,658,500
2017
22
$1,471,382
$1,471,382
$4,129,882
2018
23
$24,605,180
$862,070
$25,467,250
$29,597,132
2019
24
$25,785,591
$931,036
$26,716,627
$56,313,759
2020
25
$28,542,009
$1,000,001
$29,542,010
$85,855,769
2021
26
$30,510,423
$534,483
$31,044,906
$116,900,675
2022
27
$32,478,838
$1,137,932
$33,616,770
$150,517,445
2023
28
$47,607,350
$47,607,350
$198,124,795
Total
$193,659,273
$4,465,522
$198,124,795
$198,124,795
2024
29
$51,415,938
$51,415,938
2025
30
$55,224,526
$55,224,526
2026
31
$59,033,114
$59,033,114
2027
32
$62,841,702
$62,841,702
Total
$422,174,553
$4,465,522
$426,640,075

Earnings Per Team

Years Team Base Signing Incentives Cash Cumulative
9 $193,659,273 - $4,465,522 $198,124,795

Injuries

Year Dates Games Missed Reason
2015-16 DEN Nov 03, 2015 - Nov 03, 2015 0 Back
2016-17 DEN Dec 02, 2016 - Dec 06, 2016 3 Wrist
2016-17 DEN Jan 07, 2017 - Jan 11, 2017 1 Illness
2016-17 DEN Jan 28, 2017 - Feb 02, 2017 3 Hip
2016-17 DEN Mar 06, 2017 - Mar 09, 2017 2 Illness
2017-18 DEN Dec 02, 2017 - Dec 14, 2017 7 Ankle
2018-19 DEN Apr 07, 2019 - Apr 07, 2019 1 Rest
2021-22 DEN Nov 19, 2021 - Nov 28, 2021 4 Wrist
2021-22 DEN Feb 02, 2022 - Feb 03, 2022 1 Toe
2021-22 DEN Mar 04, 2022 - Mar 05, 2022 1 Illness
2021-22 DEN Apr 10, 2022 - Apr 10, 2022 1 Rest
2022-23 DEN Nov 16, 2022 - Nov 21, 2022 3 Health Protocols
2022-23 DEN Jan 13, 2023 - Jan 14, 2023 1 Wrist
2022-23 DEN Jan 20, 2023 - Jan 23, 2023 2 Hamstring
2022-23 DEN Jan 25, 2023 - Jan 27, 2023 1 Hamstring
2022-23 DEN Feb 05, 2023 - Feb 06, 2023 1 Hamstring
2022-23 DEN Mar 30, 2023 - Apr 03, 2023 3 Calf
2022-23 DEN Apr 06, 2023 - Apr 07, 2023 1 Calf
2022-23 DEN Apr 09, 2023 - Apr 09, 2023 1 Calf
2023-24 DEN Nov 27, 2023 - Nov 28, 2023 1 Back
2023-24 DEN Jan 31, 2024 - Feb 01, 2024 1 Back
2023-24 DEN Mar 23, 2024 - Mar 24, 2024 1 Back
  • Dec 12, 2023 Fined $4,000 for ejection from DEN-CHI game
  • Dec 03, 2023 Fined $2,000 for flopping during DEN-SAC game
  • May 08, 2023 Fined $25,000 for making improper contact with a spectator sitting courtside during DEN-PHX game (playoff)
  • Jul 08, 2022 Signed a 5 year $276.12 million Designated Veteran Player extension with Denver (DEN) - incudes 2027-28 Player Option
  • Nov 09, 2021 Suspended 1 game (forfeit $210,417) for forcefully shoving Markieff Morris during MIA-DEN game
  • Nov 08, 2021 Fined $2,000 for ejection from MIA-DEN game
  • Jun 13, 2021 Fined $2,000 for ejection during PHX-DEN game (playoff)
  • Jan 25, 2019 Suspended 1 game (forfeit $169,690) for leaving bench during altercation during DEN-UTH game
  • Nov 08, 2018 Fined $25,000 for using derogatory and offensive language after DEN-CHI game
  • Jul 09, 2018 Signed a 5 year $147.7 million maximum contract with Denver (DEN)
  • Jun 25, 2018 Denver (DEN) extended Qualifying Offer; becomes a Restricted Free Agent
  • Jun 25, 2018 Denver (DEN) declined a $1.6 million option for 2018-19; becomes a Restricted Free Agent
  • Jul 28, 2015 Signed a 3 year $4.08 million contract with Denver (DEN)
  • Jun 26, 2014 Drafted by Denver (DEN): Round 2 (#41 overall)

Fines

Date Reason Fine Amount
Nov 20, 2015 for technical foul during PHX-DEN game $2,000
Apr 05, 2016 for technical foul during OKC-DEN game $2,000
Nov 08, 2016 for technical foul during DEN-MEM game $2,000
Feb 15, 2017 for technical foul during MIN-DEN game $2,000
Apr 09, 2017 for technical foul during OKC-DEN game $2,000
Oct 23, 2017 for technical foul during WAS-DEN game $2,000
Nov 11, 2017 for technical foul during ORL-DEN game $2,000
Nov 19, 2017 for technical foul during DEN-LAL game $2,000
Jan 19, 2018 for technical foul during PHX-DEN game $2,000
Mar 13, 2018 for technical foul during DEN-LAL game $2,000
Nov 08, 2018 for using derogatory and offensive language after DEN-CHI game $25,000
Nov 09, 2018 for technical foul during BKN-DEN game $2,000
Dec 22, 2018 for technical foul during DEN-LAC game $2,000
Dec 22, 2018 for ejection (two technical fouls) from DEN-LAC game $2,000
Dec 22, 2018 for technical foul during DEN-LAC game $2,000
Feb 02, 2019 for technical foul during DEN-MIN game $2,000
Feb 22, 2019 for technical foul during DEN-DAL game $2,000
Mar 16, 2019 for technical foul during IND-DEN game $3,000
Mar 16, 2019 for ejection (two technical fouls) from IND-DEN game $4,000
Mar 16, 2019 for technical foul during IND-DEN game $3,000
Mar 31, 2019 for technical foul during WAS-DEN game $3,000
Mar 31, 2019 for technical foul during WAS-DEN game $3,000
Mar 31, 2019 for ejection (two technical fouls) from WAS-DEN game $6,000
Nov 08, 2019 for technical foul during PHI-DEN game $2,000
Dec 05, 2019 for technical foul during DEN-NYK game $2,000
Jan 16, 2020 for technical foul during DEN-GSW game $2,000
Jan 05, 2021 for technical foul during MIN-DEN game $2,000
Feb 23, 2021 for technical foul during POR-DEN game $2,000
Apr 09, 2021 for technical foul during SAS-DEN game $2,000
Apr 11, 2021 for technical foul during BOS-DEN game $2,000
May 08, 2021 for technical foul during BKN-DEN game $2,000
May 24, 2021 for technical foul during POR-DEN game (playoff) $2,000
Jun 01, 2021 for technical foul during POR-DEN game (playoff) $2,000
Jun 11, 2021 for technical foul during PHX-DEN game (playoff) $3,000
Jun 13, 2021 for ejection during PHX-DEN game (playoff) $2,000
Oct 29, 2021 for technical foul during DAL-DEN game $2,000
Nov 08, 2021 for technical foul during MIA-DEN game $2,000
Nov 08, 2021 for ejection from MIA-DEN game $2,000
Dec 11, 2021 for technical foul during DEN-SAS game $2,000
Dec 13, 2021 for technical foul during WAS-DEN game $2,000
Dec 13, 2021 for technical foul during WAS-DEN game $2,000
Dec 13, 2021 for ejection (two technical fouls) from WAS-DEN game $4,000
Jan 03, 2022 for technical foul during DEN-DAL game $3,000
Jan 19, 2022 for technical foul during LAC-DEN game $3,000
Mar 30, 2022 for technical foul during DEN-IND game $3,000
Apr 01, 2022 for technical foul during MIN-DEN game $3,000
Apr 05, 2022 for technical foul during SAS-DEN game $3,000
Apr 18, 2022 for technical foul during DEN-GSW game (playoff) $2,000
Apr 18, 2022 for technical foul during DEN-GSW game (playoff) $2,000
Apr 18, 2022 for ejection (two technical fouls) during DEN-GSW game (playoff) $2,000
Dec 18, 2022 for technical foul during CHA-DEN game $2,000
Dec 25, 2022 for technical foul during PHX-DEN game $2,000
Feb 13, 2023 for technical foul during DEN-MIA game $2,000
Mar 03, 2023 for technical foul during MEM-DEN game $2,000
May 07, 2023 for technical foul during DEN-PHX game (playoff) $2,000
May 08, 2023 for making improper contact with a spectator sitting courtside during DEN-PHX game (playoff) $25,000
Oct 23, 2023 for technical foul during TBD game $2,000
Nov 20, 2023 for technical foul during DEN-DET game $2,000
Nov 20, 2023 for ejection from DEN-DET game $2,000
Dec 03, 2023 for flopping during DEN-SAC game $2,000
Dec 12, 2023 for technical foul during DEN-CHI game $2,000
Dec 12, 2023 for ejection from DEN-CHI game $4,000
Jan 01, 2024 for technical foul during CHA-DEN game $2,000
Feb 09, 2024 for technical foul during DEN-SAC game $2,000
Feb 14, 2024 for technical foul during SAC-DEN game $3,000
Mar 07, 2024 for technical foul during BOS-DEN game $3,000

Suspensions

Date Reason Games Suspended Fine Amount
Jan 25, 2019 for leaving bench during altercation during DEN-UTH game 1 $169,691
Nov 09, 2021 for forcefully shoving Markieff Morris during MIA-DEN game 1 $210,417
Year Team GP GS Min/Gm Pt/Gm Reb/Gm Ast/Gm Stl/Gm Blk/Gm FG% 3PT% FT%
2023 DEN 79 79 34.6 26.4 12.4 9.0 1.4 0.9 .583 .359 .817
2022 DEN 69 69 33.7 24.5 11.8 9.8 1.3 0.7 .632 .383 .822
2021 DEN 74 74 33.4 27.1 13.8 7.9 1.5 0.9 .583 .337 .810
2020 DEN 72 72 34.6 26.4 10.8 8.3 1.3 0.7 .566 .388 .868
2019 DEN 73 73 32.0 19.9 9.7 7.0 1.2 0.6 .528 .314 .817
2018 DEN 80 80 31.3 20.1 10.8 7.3 1.4 0.7 .511 .307 .821
2017 DEN 75 73 32.5 18.5 10.7 6.1 1.2 0.8 .500 .396 .850
2016 DEN 73 59 27.9 16.7 9.8 4.9 0.8 0.7 .578 .324 .825
2015 DEN 80 55 21.7 9.9 7.0 2.4 1.0 0.6 .511 .333 .811
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