Nikola Jokic Reports To Nuggets, Clears Quarantine

After a delay involving a positive coronavirus test and various travel complications, center Nikola Jokic has reported to the Nuggets at the Walt Disney World campus and has cleared quarantine, the team announced today (via Twitter). Jokic had been in his home country of Serbia before arriving in Florida.

Although Jokic has gone through his two-day quarantine period, he hasn’t yet been cleared to participate in practice, according to Chris Dempsey of Altitude Sports, who tweets that the big man is still waiting on results from “physical-type testing.” Jokic is watching the Nuggets’ Tuesday practice, Dempsey adds.

If the Nuggets – currently the No. 3 seed in the West – hope to make a deep playoff run, they’ll need Jokic at full health and full strength. The 25-year-old had been in the midst of another excellent season before the NBA went on hiatus, with averages of 20.2 PPG, 10.2 RPG, and 6.9 APG to go along with a .528 FG% in 65 games (32.3 MPG).

Jokic had been one of several Nuggets players whose arrival at the Disney campus had been delayed. A Monday report indicated that Gary Harris, Michael Porter Jr., Torrey Craig, and possibly Monte Morris aren’t there yet. However, there’s no indication that all of those players won’t eventually report and participate in the restart.

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7 thoughts on “Nikola Jokic Reports To Nuggets, Clears Quarantine

  1. KnickerbockerAl

    Healthy Denver team can make Finals. Not convinced they are thru with virus though.

    • harden-westbrook-mvps

      Only if they can get past the Lakers, Clippers, and/or Rockets.

  2. natsfan3437

    It’s kind of funny that a guy gets corona in a different country has to go through multiple days a quarantine and tests and still beats some of his teammates to the bubble.

  3. KnickerbockerAl

    Denver was playing best ball. Before all this. They can match up well with all. Healthy they have a chance. But not beating Clippers. Even healthy. Clippers coming out of west. Lakers to me can be beaten. But it’s looking like all LA west finals.

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