Nikola Jokic (Serbia)
If Arvydas Sabonis was the greatest passing big man in basketball history, Serbian big man Nikola Jokic is following in his footsteps. No one in the NBA passes it quite like Jokic, who sees the court at a different speed and angle with his height and passing wizardry.
Jokic made the All Star team and All NBA for the first time this season but was so good at 20 points, 11 rebounds, and 7 assists a game that he already deserves a spot on the list.
Of course, Jokic was even better in his first playoff runs, taking the Denver Nuggets to consecutive Game 7’s putting up a 25/13/8 line with 51/39/85 shooting, one of the great individual playoff runs ever. And of course, Jokic is only 24 years old, so he’s still just getting started.