– Nikola Jokic
One of the best players to come out of the 2014 NBA Draft is Nikola Jokic. Shockingly, Jokic was a second-round pick in this draft, and he has been the face of the franchise for the Denver Nuggets.
The Lakers are no stranger to having great centers, and Jokic could have been that type of guy for them. So far in his career, Jokic is a two-time All-Star and made his first All-NBA team last season.
Unlike other guys his size, Jokic can do a lot of things besides just playing in the paint. As a center, Jokic is a walking triple-double, as he is a better passer than some guards in the league. This season, Jokic is averaging 6.9 assists per game.
While Jokic is a great passer, he is also averaging 20 points and 10 rebounds per game. Jokic is one of the most unique players in the NBA. If the 2014 NBA Draft was redrafted, Jokic would arguably be the first overall pick.
The emergence of Jokic in Denver has made them one of the better teams in the Western Conference the past few seasons. While they haven’t reached the ultimate goal with Jokic yet, he is one of the best big men in the league.