Nikola Jokic: One of the top centers in the league?

by Josh Williams | Nuggets Correspondent | Fri, Sep 14th 1:14pm EDT

Nikola Jokic is ranked 17 on the newest Sports Illustrated top 100 players poll. This was a jump of eight spots for Jokic, as he was ranked 25 in last year's poll. Jokic is widely known as one of the best passing centers in the league, and he has been growing in prominence every season. He has been the above average centerpiece for an average Denver team over the last two years. This is a big jump for Jokic making the top 20 for the first time, and the expectations are huge. (Sports Illustrated)

Fantasy Impact:

According to ESPN.com, Jokic led the Nuggets in Points Per Game, Rebounds, and Assists last season. Leading the team in assists is a big achievement for a center, and it proves that Jokic is the cornerstone for the Nuggets. With the offseason acquisition of Isaiah Thomas and the return of Paul Milsap, The Nuggets could be looking at the playoffs this year, and Jokic could be looking at a top 10 fantasy finish. Jokic has the potential to be the best center in the league, and this makes him a must draft fantasy asset.

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