Denver Nuggets: Analyzing Nikola Jokic’s impact
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By Mathew Huff

We know the Denver Nuggets’ Nikola Jokic is great, but just how great is he?

The Denver Nuggets got an absolute steal in Nikola Jokic. He is a savvy play maker who can turn the tide of the game in a blink of an eye with his offensive impact.

We all know about his triple doubles and his crazy triple double record where he recorded the fastest one in all of NBA history. However, the advanced analytics paint a whole new perspective on the Joker’s greatness.

Per basketball reference, Jokic averaged an offensive win share of 7.8 to go along with a nice assist percentage of 29.6% this past season. This assist rate is extremely high, especially for someone who plays the center spot.

He also possessed a true shooting percentage of 60.3% to couple with a usage percentage of 24.2%. This goes to show just how much the Denver Nuggets utilize the Serbian big man in their offensive scheme.

However, Jokic is also a deceptively solid rebounder. This past year, Jokic averaged an offensive rebound percentage of nine percent and defensive rebounding percentage of 27.9%. This also resulted in Jokic having a rebound average of 10.7 per game, which was the highest of his three year career so...

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