The Denver Nuggets weren’t able to beat the Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday night but they still played quite well.
But, again, the guy who did the most and impressed repeatedly was Nikola Jokic, the league’s reigning MVP and one of the greatest big men in the history of the league.
Jokic, too easy. pic.twitter.com/o2HrYRWMiB
— Ricky O'Donnell (@SBN_Ricky) December 7, 2022
At one point in the third quarter, Jokic pulled off an amazing behind-the-back pass to Jeff Green, who was ready to put up an easy bucket and give the team two points.
The entire play was amazing: it started with Green himself trying to get free for a shot from the perimeter, before passing to Jokic who was right in front of him.
Jokic read the floor, seemingly with eyes in the back of his head, and waited for Green to weave around him and prepare for the pass.
This is just how Jokic works: the man plays smoothly, calmly, and efficiently.
Whether he’s making shots, blocking them, or creating incredible assists, this guy is a cut above the rest.
Watching Jokic play is always a sight to behold and is consistently very fun too.
That’s because he’s great at making his own shots – but when he is able to create assists, he’s on a whole other level.
The man seems to always be about two or three steps ahead of everyone else and his ability to scan and read the floor and find his guys is astounding.
This is why he has 8.9 rebounds a game, along with his 23 points and 10 rebounds.
By the way, if his 8.9 assists hold throughout the rest of the season, they will be a career-high for Jokic.