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Nikola "The Joker" Jokic

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Nikola "The Joker" Jokic

Jokic has solidified himself as one of the best rookies this year in a packed rookie class. In 3 of the last 4 games he got rotation minutes he has played the role of a very reliable starting C. Jokic is the epitome of fundamentals. He does everything well but is not particularly great at anything other than his basketball IQ which is what seperates him from other players. He had a 20-10 game against San Antonio, a double double against GSW, and was schooling Jordan left right and center against the Clippers. It should be interesting to see how Denver plays this one out when Nurkic returns. Seems like they have 2 of the best young bigs in the world.


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I was big on Jokic when I saw

I was big on Jokic when I saw him participate in Summer League. He has great touch, feel and understadning for the game. Smart player with a ton of upside who signed with Denver on an absolute steal of a deal. I think they have him for three years at about 1mil/year.

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European big men just have

European big men just have better fundamentals overall because they are actually thought the fundamentals from the grassroots levels. They got the left and the right hooks, very good free throw shooters, solid rebounders.

Big men in north america are told 90 percent of the time by coaches run the floor, rebound and get put backs. Poor coaching, and underdeveloping the big men. There are a few that are exception ofcourse like Okafor or Cousins, but overall North American big man make up a vast majority amognst bigs in the NBA but they dont have the skills or IQ in most cases. Its all just jump and run.

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Who do you guys prefer Nurkic

Who do you guys prefer Nurkic or Jokic?

I want to see more of Nurkic but he's missing a lot more time than expected with this injury. Nurkic is a better defender and post player but Jokic has the ability to space the floor. Nurkic has more potential though and want to see him as Denver's franchise center in the future. He's got that rare combination of footwork, long arms and ox strength.

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All valid points , both big

All valid points , both big men have so much potential, nothing OUT of this world but enough to be a very solid starting centre on most nba teams in the future. like you said Jokic is offensively more gifted with touch around the rim all the way to the 3 point line and he is only 20yrs old. He has a big strong body but not very athletic, due to the fact he knows the game he will play well for years to come. Jurkic is massive and athletic by european standards, he can play offense and defense. Both are very similar but very different playres, i wish i could watch more denver games.

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