Joel Embiid and Nikola Jokic are among the best players in the league. It appears that the era of big men is back as the two of them have shown the world how amazing they can be.
Embiid is considered one of the best two-way players in the NBA, while Jokic has won two MVP awards in only seven seasons. The two had a close race for the MVP award last season, with the Denver Nuggets big man ending up winning.
Jason Williams, who spent 12 years in the NBA, recently compared the big men on "The Jason Williams Show." Here's what he said:
"I don't know him (Jokic), he just don't look like he has that dawg like you know Joel Embiid has it, right?" Williams said. "I'm sure Jokic has it too, but when push comes to shove, is he really about that life or is he not?"
"I think he is, but I don't know about Jokic, and I just think I mean Embiid has got more, but he just brings more."
It's clear that the former NBA champion does not believe in Jokic, despite him winning the most prestigious individual award twice.
Joel Embiid is better than Nikola Jokic, according to Williams
Nikola Jokic is one of the best all-around players in the entire league. He's a triple-double machine who is a great scorer and rebounder. Despite the Nuggets missing a few of their key players last season, Jokic made them one of the most dangerous teams in the West. Unfortunately, they couldn't reach the NBA Finals.
Joel Embiid, on the other hand, is not as good a playmaker as Jokic, but his defense is incredible. The 7-footer is a defensive anchor for the Philadelphia 76ers and his impact is huge on both ends of the floor.
However, Embiid hasn't achieved much team success either. He's had multiple All-Star and All-NBA selections and was the league's top scorer last season, but has never led his team past the second round.
Despite the two superstars being almost equal, Jason Williams believes that Joel Embiid is a better player.
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Can Joel Embiid win it all?
When it comes to individual accolades, Nikola Jokic has achieved more than Joel Embiid. However, Embiid could become an even better player next season.
The Philadelphia 76ers have added several new players during the offseason, including P.J. Tucker. They convinced James Harden to take a pay cut so they could improve their roster, which could earn them a championship next season.
The East still has many great teams, including the Boston Celtics and Milwaukee Bucks. However, Joel Embiid and James Harden are two amazing players who could make big things happen in Philly.
Jokic, on the other hand, will hope to have another shot at the title with the Nuggets. The Nuggets have dealt with a lot of injury problems lately, but if they can stay healthy, they could have a deep playoff run.