Two-time NBA MVP Nikola Jokic finally made it to the NBA Finals. Sports analyst Chris Broussard thinks that the Serbian superstar is the best player in the world.
“Honestly I do believe he’s the best player in the world. It’s certainly in my mind between him and Giannis [Antetokounmpo… Jokic has no weaknesses offensively. The Nuggets run everything through him, yet he’s not ball dominant — that is incredible,” Broussard said on First Things First.
Broussard also addressed the criticism that Jokic gets for not being a great defender. According to the analyst, just the fact that the Nuggets star is big covers part of his defensive liabilities. In addition, Broussard mentioned Jokic being smart. Overall, he views the center as neither net positive, nor net negative on defense.
Jokic averaged 24.5 points, 11.8 rebounds and 9.8 assists in 33.7 minutes per game during the regular season. His numbers have gone up during the playoffs as he is averaging 29.9 points, 13.3 rebounds and 10.3 assists in 38.9 minutes per game.