Most Improved Player candidate Nikola Jokic has a bright NBA future ahead of him, and he was seen putting in work in his hometown.
The Denver Nuggets have their franchise player in place. Jokic came out of nowhere this year tore up the league as Denver narrowly missed making the playoffs. In 73 games, he averaged 16.7 points, 9.8 rebounds and an impressive 4.9 assists while shooting 57.8 percent from the field.
He also finished top-10 in a handful of advanced metrics like PER (26.4, 8th), offensive rating (125.7, 7th) and box plus/minus (plus-8.3, 5th).
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Jokic has an incredible skillset for a big, and he quickly disrupted the conversation about best passing forwards.
This is how Nikola Jokić is getting ready for the next NBA season in his hometown of Sombor! pic.twitter.com/44z8xDLyXZ
— Yugobasket (@yugobasket) June 6, 2017
The video above, courtesy of Yugobasket, has the Joker flipping a tire like he’s the Serbian Dwyane Johnson. He completed the exercise with relative ease, which might shock some since Jokic isn’t exactly an athletic specimen.
He’s more finesse than power, but it wouldn’t hurt to add some strength so he can print a couple of posters during his third season.
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