Nikola Jokic (DEN) “Niko” | “Big Honey” | “Joker” nike

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DEN Center: 6’10, 250 lbs; 3rd year, Serbia

NBA Role: versatile pivot Top DOG

A standout rook from the class of 2015-16, remember the name Nikola Jokic; this is the guy you build around – Mike Malone should do whatever it takes to keep Niko’s touches & activity at a high level; new wave big on O: good scorer – already has the aggression, three-point range, nifty hooks & patient counters…and he can pass!– you can legitimately run action through Jokic and consistently produce wide open looks; is he a fit for a fast-paced offense, however? – DEN’s guards can’t forget about him**; excellent footwork – Niko moves well, has a varied skill set depending on the defense; bit of a mean streak on the floor, plays very confidently; needs to pay much better attention to detail on defense (lost his starting spot early on, in part, because of subpar D); next steps offensively: work on sealing his man earlier, continue to add post counters; Denver needs a star – well here he is – DEN’s undisputed franchise player?

*eyes in the back of his head only a few young bigs dish w/ pizzazz like this:

**solid chemistry w/ Gary Harris – Gary is another guy who makes sure Niko eats in the lineup

Signature Shot: turnaround hook

(*factory setting*) NBA 2K17 Rating: 79

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Couple DOG Facts:

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Career: 13.2 points/game, 8.3 rebounds/game, 55% FG

NBA All-Rookie First Team (2016)

Avg. 11.6 boards/36 min. (2015-16)


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