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Nikola Jokic
Nikola Jokic
Position: C
Born: 02/19/95
Height: 6-11 / 2.11
Weight:253 lbs. / 114.8 kg.
Salary: $1,300,000
Last season was a small sample size as to what Jokic and Nurkic could do on the floor together, but in order to play minutes at power forward in the future, Jokic needs to improve his defense. He has to be able to close out on and stay with perimeter oriented power forwards that are thriving in today’s pace and space NBA. That’s exactly what Jokic is planning to improve on this summer. “I want to do everything,” Jokic said to CBS 4 in regards to what he’s working on this offseason. “Shooting, especially my defense. I want to play as the four next season so I want to defend the four-man.”
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The Nuggets are well-positioned to restock Cleveland with draft picks and veteran players in their prime that can thrive in the up-tempo, space-the-floor game that the Cavaliers ultimately want to make part of their DNA. The Nuggets organization probably has just two untouchable players — rookies Emmanuel Mudiay and Nikola Jokic — clearing a path for it to do whatever it feels is fair in potential packages in an attempt to trade for Love.
What would work with Jokic and Nurkic? “The positives, the pros to that, you have two very skilled young bigs,” said Malone. “Nikola’s proven he can play away from the basket offensively. Nurkic can be a beast down low with his back to the basket, and they can play off of each other because they’re both very very skilled young players. “We’ll give that a look. That’s something that we’ve talked about as a staff and with the front office, but we’ll wait for the right time to see when that might be applicable for us.”