Latest Nikola Jokic News

Nuggets take Virginia Commonwealth guard Hyland in draft

Jul. 30, 2021 01:40 AM EDT

Nah’Shon “Bones” Hyland didn’t get a chance to show what he could do in the NCAA Tournament. If he had, he believes he would have climbed the NBA draft board. Scouts didn’t get to see Hyland play during March Madness because Virginia Commonwealth had to forfeit...

Wizards draw on storied name, hire Wes Unseld Jr as coach

Jul. 17, 2021 16:51 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Wes Unseld Jr. was hired as coach of the Washington Wizards on Saturday, bringing the former Denver Nuggets assistant full circle with the franchise his father led to its only NBA title. Unseld carries a strong resume apart from his name. He spent the...

Finally! Bucks, Suns set for the NBA Finals after long waits

Jul. 05, 2021 19:57 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Chris Paul walked up the stairs and took a seat in front of the NBA Finals logo, a climb that took him 16 years to complete. The Phoenix Suns and Milwaukee Bucks are used to enduring long waits. They came into the NBA together in 1968...

Williams, Paul emotional after Phoenix reaches NBA Finals

Jul. 01, 2021 03:19 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Monty Williams wasn't named NBA Coach of the Year, but he has something more monumental — a trip to the NBA Finals. While Chris Paul was emotional Wednesday night after the Phoenix Suns eliminated the Los Angeles Clippers 130-103 in Game 6 of the...

AP source: Lillard tells USA Basketball he's in for Olympics

Jun. 16, 2021 16:20 PM EDT

Portland guard Damian Lillard has told USA Basketball officials that he will play for the national team in this summer's Tokyo Olympics, a person with knowledge of the decision said Wednesday. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the...

Jokic leads All-NBA team; MVP runner-up Embiid 2nd-team pick

Jun. 15, 2021 21:01 PM EDT

Denver’s Nikola Jokic was the runaway MVP this season, which made it a virtual certainty that he would also be an All-NBA first-team selection. Here’s the rarity: The MVP runner-up was not a first-team selection. Jokic headlined the All-NBA first...

Nuggets lament injury-riddled season that came up short

Jun. 14, 2021 15:34 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The Denver Nuggets' season came to an ignominious end with Jamal Murray looking on from the bench and newly crowned league MVP Nikola Jokic watching from the locker room. The Phoenix Suns completed their second-round sweep with a 125-118 win Sunday night...

Suns rising at the right time, roar into conference finals

Jun. 14, 2021 03:01 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Jae Crowder received all sorts of quizzical text messages for his decision to sign with the Phoenix Suns in the offseason. What was he thinking? The Suns hadn't been to the playoffs in a decade. The West was stacked. “I look like a...

MVP Nikola Jokic ejected, Suns sweep Nuggets 125-118

Jun. 14, 2021 01:09 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Chris Paul couldn't miss. Devin Booker couldn't be stopped. The Phoenix Suns roared into the Western Conference Finals for the first time in 11 years Sunday night with a testy 125-118 victory over Denver that completed a four-game sweep. ...

Jokic ejected from Game 4 after flagrant foul in 3rd quarter

Jun. 13, 2021 22:10 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Denver Nuggets star Nikola Jokic was ejected for a flagrant foul in the third quarter of Game 4 against the Phoenix Suns on Sunday night. The NBA MVP missed an 11-foot jumper and didn’t get the call. Mikal Bridges grabbed the rebound and passed to...