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NBA 2018-19: 5 Players who should make their All-Star Debut

Sahar Hadida
ANALYST
Top 5 / Top 10
Timeless

#2 Nikola Jokić

Nikola Jokić has become one of the most fun players to watch
Nikola Jokić has become one of the most fun players to watch

Who could have seen Nikola Jokić's amazing rise coming? The 7-feet-tall Serbian, who was selected just 41st overall back in 2014 and played under a minimum contract for the past three years, is now considered one of the best big men in the game and even a legitimate MVP candidate.

Coming out of the great basketball incubator of the Serbian KK Mega Basket, Jokić made First Team All-Rookie and never looked back. 'The Joker' landed a starting role in Denver and quickly showed the world how versatile a big-man can be.

This season, Jokić is averaging 18.2 points and 10 rebounds, while also distributing over seven assists a night. The only 7-footer to average at least seven assists per game in a season was Wilt Chamberlain, over 50 years ago.

If this historic stat isn’t enough for you, Jokić's Nuggets have a 21-10 record, second-best in the West by Christmas, with him leading the team in four of the five major statistical categories (points, rebounds, assists and steals). It will be a shocker if he won't be an All-Star.

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