Nikola Jokic
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Nikola Jokic is a 5th year player on the Denver Nuggets this season and it’s already evident that he is going to be the best international player ever. Sure, this might be a crazy take, but it is absolutely legit after what I am about to show you.

Nikola Jokic Stats

These last two seasons is where the hype around Nikola Jokic became legit. Two years ago, Nikola Jokic averaged 18.5 PPG, 6.1 APG, and 10.7 RPG in only his 3rd NBA season. That year the Nuggets BARELY missed the playoffs, as it came down the last game of the year. But you knew the Nuggets were gonna be special with Jokic leading the way. Last year, Nikola Jokic averaged 20.1 PPG, 7.3 APG, and 10.8 RPG, and lead the Nuggets to the 2nd seed in the West. They lost in game 7 of the 2019 NBA Western Conference Semi-finals. As of right now, his stats are slightly better than Dirk Nowitski in his first 4 years of his career. Jokic is already averaging way more assists that Dirk ever did and is the best passing big man I’ve ever seen.

If Dirk is considered as the greatest international player ever, Jokic is well on his way to surpassing him. His stats show it, and if we’re using the eye test, he looks way better than Dirk. He’s a do-it-all center not even at his peak yet. If the Nuggets win at least one NBA championship and Nikola wins a Finals MVP, it shouldn’t even be a discussion anymore. The scariest thing about Jokic and the Denver Nuggets is that they’re SO young. It’s time to take them seriously. They’re looking to build a dynasty and well on their way to dominating the league in years to come. Jump on the Nikola Jokic train now, he will be the best international player ever.