December 19, 2016, 10:37 pm
Nikola Jokic played 38 minutes in a win against the Mavs on Monday, finishing with 27 points on 13-of-17 from the field, one 3-pointer, 15 boards, nine dimes and three turnovers.
Jokic is finally being unleashed by Mike Malone and he’s poised to start being the early-round stud that he was projected to be. Jusuf Nurkic is fading away as both a real life player and a fantasy asset, which means The Joker’s owners are probably somewhere high-fiving each other in celebration of his 38 minutes. Patient owners can pat themselves on the back, while owners who failed to buy low can continue to longingly fawn over his incoming stats.