Nikola Jokic

Nikola JokicTeam: Mega Vizura

Birthday: 02/19/1995

NBA Position: F/C

Class: International

Ht: 6-11

Wt: 253

WSPN: 7-3

Reach: 9-3

Hands: (Width) 8.75″ x 8.75″ (Length)

Hometown: Sombor, Serbia

SELECTED NO. 41 OVERALL BY THE DENVER NUGGETS

 

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Strengths:

  • Smooth Inside-Out Scorer
  • Skilled Footwork
  • An Array of Interior Moves
  • NBA Three-Point Range
  • Quality Offensive Rebounder

Weaknesses:

  • Limited Athlete
  • Lacks Explosion
  • Slow Release Point (Shooting)
  • Defensive Liability

Analysis:

Nike Hoop Summit Game Notes — 04/12/2014

  • Line: 5 points (0-2 3PT) 7 rebounds in 16 minutes
  • Athletic limitations against the big men of Team USA really hurt Jokic in the game
  • He was not able to control the paint rebounding and gave up back-to-back buckets to Jahlil Okafor in man situations when they switched out of the zone schemes
  • His shot was not falling and he did not make good decisions with the ball on the offensive end
  • Jokic was really limited as to what he could do with the all-world athletes playing across from him
  • Overall Jokic had a great week of practice showing what he can do as a shooter and scorer, but that did not materialize in the game. Athletically he is not going to play with next level players, which is why pace and skill have to working for Jokic to be a next level player himself.

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