Nikola Jokic analysis | The 7-foot point guard (2019)

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  • Published on:  Friday, March 29, 2019
  • Nikola Jokic is a great passer, but just how great? What degree of offensive value does he deliver? And is he really a defensive liability? This detailed film breakdown & scouting report examine the strengths and weaknesses of the Denver Nuggets star while incorporating analytics & stats to assess his overall impact.

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    Ben Taylor is the author of Thinking Basketball, a Nylon Calculus contributor, creator of the Backpicks Top 40 series & host of the Thinking Basketball podcast.

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