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Not even the most heralded young big man on his own team, Nikola Jokic nonetheless emerged as a star in the making last season. He showed an impressive all-around skill set as a rookie, proving adept as a low-post scorer or a distributor at the elbows, and flashing range out to the 3-point line — he made 28 3’s at a 33.3 percent clip. Jokic’s per-game numbers don’t pop off the page, but his 10.0 points, 7.0 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game look a lot better when you realize he averaged just 21.7 minutes per game. With plenty of room to grow, Jokic should be drafted as a starting caliber center in the middle rounds on Draft Day, with the potential to emerge as a true No. 1 if he gets closer to 30 minutes per game.


Source: CBS Sports Headlines / 2016 Outlook: Nikola Jokic