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2014 NBA Draft: Denver Nuggets select Nikola Jokic 41st overall

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Nikola Jokic is your newest Denver Nugget at pick 41.
Nikola Jokic is your newest Denver Nugget at pick 41.
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The Denver Nuggets have selected Serbian power forward Nikola Jokic. He's a 6'11" and 235 pound 19 year-old that will probably be a Euro-stash prospect.

Check this out from Draft Express:

Nikola Jokic was the beneficiary of many of Mudiay's best passes, but he also returned the favor on a number of occasions, finding Mudiay, among others, with some nifty passes of his own. Jokic, an exceptionally unique player, has an advanced feel for the game, recognizing the open man when the defense breaks down, and while he isn't very explosive and needs to get stronger, he has been easily the most productive player over the last two days thanks to his shooting ability and footwork in the post. Although he's gotten his shot blocked on a couple occasions, his footwork and instincts in the post have allowed him to find his angles to get his shot off or draw contact in close. He's such an unconventional and creative finisher that you never quite know what kind of trick he will try to pull off, which has left many rotating defenders baffled, while old-school NBA lifers just shake their heads and smile. Considering he was a relative unknown only a little over a year ago, Jokic has made a very strong impression to this point, and could gain plenty of traction among scouts if he can ride this momentum to a strong performance against the stacked US frontcourt on game day.

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And this one:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>A lot to like about Denver&#39;s draft tonight, especially if you&#39;re a fan of analytics. Nurkic, Harris, Jokic all rated highly by diff. metrics</p>&mdash; Jonathan Givony (@DraftExpress) <a href="https://twitter.com/DraftExpress/statuses/482363691904798720">June 27, 2014</a></blockquote>

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