Nikola Jović

Nikola Jović

Nikola Jović is a Serbian NBA player. Discover everything about him, including his size, family, jersey, shoes, and salary.
Nikola Jović
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Biography of Nikola Jović

Nikola Jović is a Serbian basketball player playing in the NBA at the position of wing-back. He was born on June 9, 2003, in Leicester, England. His height is 2m08. He plays for the Miami Heat.

Origins

Nikola Jović was born in England, where his father, Ilija Jović, was a professional basketball player at the time. His family moved to Belgrade when he was nine.

Successive teams

Here’s Nikola Jović’s evolution, from his early days to the present day.

High school

Nikola Jović began playing basketball with KK Sava’s youth teams, before joining Mega Basket in 2018. At the Euroleague Next Generation tournament in 2021-2022, he shone by winning the MVP title.

Professional career

Nikola Jović made his senior debut with Mega Basket in February 2021. He signed his first professional contract in June 2021. During the 2021-22 season, he was named ABA League Prospect of the Year. In April 2022, Jović declared his candidacy for the 2022 NBA draft. The Miami Heat selected him with the 27th pick. He signed a rookie contract with the Heat in July 2022. Jović participated in the 2023 NBA Finals with Miami. On February 13, 2024, he scored 24 points against the Milwaukee Bucks, setting a new personal best.

National selection

Nikola Jović represented Serbia at the FIBA U19 World Cup in 2021. He was selected in the tournament’s type team. In February 2022, he made his debut with the Serbian senior national team.

Playing style

Nikola Jović stands out for his versatility and ability to play in several positions. With his size, he can shoot over smaller defenders. Jović has a good outside shot, making it difficult for opponents to cover him. He uses his vision to create opportunities for his teammates. His mobility, unusual for a player of his size, enables him to defend from several positions. Jović is effective on the rebound, both offensively and defensively. He knows how to use his body to protect the ball and finish close to the basket. His off-ball game is intelligent, enabling him to position himself effectively. Jović continues to work on his fitness to maximize his impact. His adaptability and basketball IQ are valuable assets for his team.

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Nikola Jović in NBA 2K

Nikola Jović appears in NBA 2K24 with an overall rating of 75 and an inside-outside threat profile. His forte is outside scoring. With an excellent 85 rating in close shots, he regularly converts his attempts close to the basket. What’s more, his 76 mark in three-point shooting makes him a threat when left free behind the arc. These skills show his versatility and ability to score from different positions on the court.

NBA jersey of Nikola Jović (Miami Heat)

Nikola Jović’s official NBA jersey is in stock on the NBA Store. It is available in three different colors.

Nikola Jović’s salary

In 2024, Nikola Jović earns $2,352,000 with the Miami Heat. His salary will rise to $2,464,200 for the 2024-2025 season. He will then earn $4,445,417 in 2025-2026, then $6,592,553 in 2026-2027.