Adrian Benjamins and Neil Rochlani break down the seven games from Monday night. Jokic triple doubles in a big win over the Raptors. Avery Bradley is starting to look interesting. And Fred Hoiberg gets canned…
December 10, 2018, 11:25 pmNikola Jokic - C - Denver Nuggets
Nikola Jokic led the Nuggets to a 105-99 win on Monday with 27 points on 9-of-14 shooting with a 3-pointer, 12 rebounds, six assists and two steals.
Jokic was primed to deliver a big line after the Nuggets lost Gary Harris and Paul Millsap to injuries. He's been up and down with scoring this season, but now he's going to have to take more shots with the team shorthanded. Jokic was already delivering big on categories outside of scoring and he'll have increased value for the next month.
December 8, 2018, 10:10 pmNikola Jokic - C - Denver Nuggets
Nikola Jokic had a tough task carrying the Nuggets on Saturday and they ended up falling to the lowly Hawks, despite his valiant effort with 24 points, 11 rebounds, seven assists and two steals.
Jokic, who is normally agreeable to pass first and get his teammates involved, had to bear the scoring load with Jamal Murray hurting his shin and finishing with just four points and six rebounds in 24 minutes. Jokic did an admirable job staying efficient, going 9-for-17 from the field and 6-for-7 from the line.
December 7, 2018, 9:33 pmNikola Jokic - C - Denver Nuggets
Nikola Jokic shot 6-for-18 from the field (0-for-6 from distance) to finish with 16 points, 12 rebounds, six dimes, two blocks, a steal and five turnovers in Friday’s loss to the Hornets.
With Paul Millsap leaving the game with a right foot injury, Jokic just couldn’t get his shot to fall in a game his team really needed him. The good thing is that he played 33 minutes tonight compared to a bewildering less than 30 minutes per game on the season. The team will need Jokic more than ever and hopefully his increased usage will push his 9-cat numbers back towards first-round value.
December 5, 2018, 10:00 pmNikola Jokic - C - Denver Nuggets
Nikola Jokic scored 12 points with eight rebounds and 13 assists in the Nuggets' 124-118 overtime win against the Magic on Wednesday.
He shot 5-of-13 from the field and added one 3-pointer and one steal to the box score. His great passing as of late has really stood out as one aspect of basketball that no other big man in the NBA does as well as he does. He is a top-20 value right now with the potential to climb into the top-10 if the dominant performances keep on coming.
December 3, 2018, 10:09 pmNikola Jokic - C - Denver Nuggets
Nikola Jokic was dominant on Monday, dropping a triple-double on the road against the Raptors with 23 points, 11 boards, 15 assists and two steals on 8-of-13 shooting in the 106-103 win.
Jokic had some amazing passes tonight and was facilitating the offense from the get-go. With Gary Harris going down look for Jokic to be more aggressive as a scorer and facilitator this week.
December 1, 2018, 1:26 amNikola Jokic - C - Denver Nuggets
Nikola Jokic facilitated the Nuggets' offense on Friday and posted 15 points on 7-of-12 shooting with six rebounds, eight assists, one steal and one blocked shot.
He had his hands full on defense, checking former teammate Jusuf Nurkic. He's only providing top-20 value right now in 9-cat but we all know that he has a ceiling that can touch the top-10, so this is a good time to send out those buy-low offers.
November 24, 2018, 11:33 pmNikola Jokic - C - Denver Nuggets
Nikola Jokic had a tough time against the Thunder on Saturday, going 6-of-20 from the field for 16 points, six rebounds, five assists and a steal.
Jokic and Steven Adams kept each other in check tonight, which is a little bit of a shame. The Joker might not finish in the first round of the fantasy rankings again this year, but that has far more to do with the elite talent around the league than his own performance. He's not going to dip very far into round two.
November 22, 2018, 12:28 amNikola Jokic - C - Denver Nuggets
Nikola Jokic scored seven points, with 12 rebounds and 10 assists in a 103-101 win over the T-Wolves on Wednesday.
He shot 3-of-13 from the field and added one steal to the box score. He is a top-15 player on the season and should easily maintain that value due to his consistent monster stat lines.
November 19, 2018, 10:27 pmNikola Jokic - C - Denver Nuggets
Nikola Jokic scored 20 points on 8-of-18 shooting with five boards, five assists, a steal and three triples against the Bucks on Monday.
Jokic has been playing well even though his team hasn't and should continue to stuff the stat sheet. The Nuggets will start to figure things out eventually which means we can expect some more monster lines from Jokic in the future.
November 17, 2018, 9:57 pmNikola Jokic - C - Denver Nuggets
Nikola Jokic started Saturday's game out hot and continued his explosion on offense to finish with 25 points, 10 rebounds, eight assists, two triples and one steal.
Jokic had a tough matchup in Anthony Davis tonight but still performed well on offense, making 10-of-20 shots from the field and 3-of-4 from the line. He's a superstar and has shown he can hang with the best in the league, so it's no surprise that he's holding steady with first-round value right now.
November 15, 2018, 11:22 pmNikola Jokic - C - Denver Nuggets
Nikola Jokic led the Nuggets to a – blowout victory on Thursday over the Hawks with 12 points on 5-of-11 shooting with nine rebounds, seven assists, four steals, a block and a triple.
Jokic was all over the floor tonight for the Nuggets and he racked up the stats in an advantageous matchup. He had highlights throughout the night as he usually does, dazzling with his passing ability. The Nuggets come and go as Jokic does so he's in line for some major work.
November 11, 2018, 11:11 pmNikola Jokic - C - Denver Nuggets
Nikola Jokic had 20 points with six rebounds and six assists on 7-of-14 shooting in a loss to the Bucks on Sunday.
The Joker delivered another great performance and continues to assert his dominance as one of the best big men in the league. He will have first-round value all season and owners should just play him and enjoy the show.
November 10, 2018, 12:07 amNikola Jokic - C - Denver Nuggets
Nikola Jokic exploded on Friday with a monster line as he dropped 37 points on 14-of-22 shooting with 21 rebounds, three assists, one steal and two blocks.
After a 4-point outing on Wednesday, The Joker wakes up and tries to carry his team with his scoring in this one. The team's regular scorers were struggling in this one, so he took it upon himself to deliver what was needed most. He's a special player, who knows when to be unselfish and when to take charge. He's holding strong with first-round value and is not at any risk fading anytime soon.
November 7, 2018, 11:12 pmNikola Jokic - C - Denver Nuggets
Nikola Jokic was bottled up in Wednesday's road loss to the Grizzlies, missing his only shot of the game and finishing with four points, seven rebounds, four assists, three steals, six turnovers and five fouls in 26 minutes.
Jokic picked up his fifth foul before the halfway mark of the third quarter on a frustrating night. The Grizzlies brought some great defensive intensity tonight and through all of Denver's struggles, Jokic's one and only shot of the night was a potential game-winner in the closing seconds. There's no real need to worry despite a recent dip — this isn't a repeat of last season's early struggles — and owners can expect a big bounce-back performance from Jokic soon.