Denver Nuggets: 2018-19 player grades for Nikola Jokic

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Final Grade

Jokic was a first time All-Star, and he was First Team All-NBA. He led the Nuggets in points, assists and rebounds per game while playing more minutes than anyone else on the team. Jokic was the hub that the offense revolved around while also being the main scorer for the team when the playoffs rolled around. If it wasn’t for some cold shooting at the wrong time, he likely would’ve led his team to the Western Conference Finals.

Jokic handled the ball a lot, and he turned the ball over a fair amount as a result. His defense is never going to be his strength, but he has the ability to be better on that end of the floor. That should be his main goal during this offseason, along with working on his 3-point shooting to get back his 2017-18 levels.

The 2019-20 season could be even better for the Joker, but even if he stays at his level of play from this season, that should still be considered a win with how great he was. The Nuggets will be looking to build on their success, and they’ll go as far as Jokic is able to take him with his offensive talents.

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Final Grade: A