NIKOLA JOKIC WILL BE MUST WATCH!

NIKOLA JOKIC IS QUIETLY ONE OF THE BEST YOUNG BIG MEN IN TODAY’S GAME. LISTED AT 6’10 249LBS AT 23 YEARS OLD HE WILL BE ENTERING HIS 4TH SEASON. THIS UPCOMING 2018-2019 SEASON WE WILL BE WITNESSING A CENTER THAT WILL AVERAGE A TRIPLE DOUBLES ON SOME TO MOST NIGHTS. IF YOU HAVE NEVER SEEN HIM PLAY YOU ARE DOING YOURSELF A DISSERVICE AS AN NBA FAN. JOKIC HAS THE POTENTIAL TO BE AN ALL TIME GREAT.

 

WHY DO I THINK NIKOLA JOKIC CAN AVERAGE A TRIPLE DOUBLE?

LAST SEASON HE RECORDED 9 TRIPLE DOUBLES. HE EVEN RECORDED THE FASTEST TRIPLE DOUBLE IN NBA HISTORY LAST SEASON. HE’LL ONLY ACHIEVE MORE TRIPLE DOUBLES DUE TO THE FACT HIS USUAGE RATE. LOOK WHERE RANKS AMOUNG PLAYERS LAST YEAR IN THE LEAUGE.

USAGE RATE:

RANKS 85. WITH A USUAGE RATE OF 24.2.

LET’S DEFINE NBA USUAGE RATE:

WHILE PLAYERS ARE ON THE COURT THEY HAVE CREATED A FORMULA THAT ALLOWS US TO SEE HOW MUCH A TEAM USES THIS PLAYER. IN THIS FORMULA A PLAYER FG AND FGA, TURNOVERS, MINUTES ARE WEIGHED WITH THE TEAMS OUTCOME TO FIGURE OUT A PLAYERS USAGE RATE.

JOKIC USAGE RATE SEEM LOW FOR ME, BUT THIS SHOWS TO ME HOW MORE ROOM HE HAS TO BE A MUCH BETTER PLAYER.

2017-2018 STATS

ASSISTS:

RANKED 15th IN THE ENTIRE NBA IN ASSISTS PER GAME. AND HE’S A CENTER!

 

FILM AND HOW DENVER USES HIM:

DENVER RUNS A LOT OF HIGH PICK AND ROLL FROM THE MIDDLE OF THE COURT. WHICH ALLOWS JOKIC TO BE THE PRIMARY BALL HANDLER/DECISION-MAKER. WHILE HE IS OFF THE BALL I NOTICED THE NUGGETS RUN A LOT OF ACTION AWAY FROM THE BALL TO FREE UP OPEN SHOOTERS. JOKIC IS USUALLY SETTING THE IMPORTANT SCREEN TO ALLOW HIS TEAMMATES TO GET OPEN. HE ALSO SLIPS PICK AS THE DEFENDER IS EXPECTING A PICK HE SLIPS TO THE BASKET TO GET EASY LAY UPS. THEY USE JOKIC IN A LOT OF DIVE DOWNS. THAT OPENS HIMSELF TO SEE THE COURT AND TO ANTICIPATE WHERE THE PLAY IS GOING.

STRENGTH:

HIGH BASKETBALL IQ AND PASS FIRST BIG MAN. HE IS CAPABLE AND STRONG ENOUGH TO POST UP HIS DEFENDERS. HE ALSO HAS A LOT OF DIFFERENT POST MOVES. THEY MAY LOOK ODD BECAUSE HE IS VERY UNORTHODOX CLOSE TO THE BASKET. SUPURBE COURT VISION. CAPBLE CATCH AND SHOT ANYWHERE ON THE COURT. HIGH RELEASE TO HIS JUMP SHOT. HE ALSO HAS THE RANGE TO KNOCK DOWN 3P.

WEAKNESS:

STAMINA

NOT LATERALLY QUICK

DEFENSE

 

WHAT HE CAN ADD TO HIS GAME:

OFFENSE REBOUNDING

PUTTING ON MORE MUSCLE

 

2018-2019 PROJECTED STATS

21.4P

10.9R

8.6A

1.2B

0.8S

86% FT

52% FG

38% 3P

2.2 T/O

MY EXPECTIONATIONS:

I BELIEVE THIS YEAR THE NUGGETS WILL BE A FORCE THIS SEASON. THE GROWTH IN HIS GAME WILL MAKE HIM A HOUSEHOLD NAME AND FUTURE ALL STAR FOR YEARS TO COME.

TEAM EXCEPTIONS:

50-32

5th/6Th SEED

WESTERN CONFERENCE

 

WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT JOKIC?

DO YOU FEEL HIS CEILING IS A HIGH AS I BELIEVE?

 

-DO WHAT YOU LOVE-

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