Update: Jokic tallied 18 points (7-10 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 3-3 FT), 13 rebounds, and five assists across 35 minutes during Wednesday's 107-99 loss to the Trail Blazers.
Analysis: Coach Mike Malone played both of his frontcourt starters 35 or more minutes, but Jokic turned in a far more efficient night than his comrade Jusuf Nurkic, who shot 5-for-13 from the field and turned the ball over eight times. While both Nurkic and Jokic offer plenty of upside due to their youth and well-rounded skill sets, it's uncertain if the two can regularly coexist on the court together over the course of a full season, since both profile best as centers. If the Nuggets do decide to keep one center over the other, expect Jokic to be the choice, as he submitted a superior campaign and doesn't carry the same long-term health concerns as Nurkic, who missed half of the season while recovering from offseason knee surgery. After seeing limited usage early in the season, Jokic emerged as one of the top rookies in the league, finishing with averages of 9.9 points (on 51.2% shooting), seven boards, 2.4 assists, and one steal over just 21.7 minutes. With a likely boost in playing time in 2016-17, Jokic should churn out even more fantasy-friendly numbers.