Future Watch: Nikola Jokic Rookie Basketball Cards, Nuggets – It isn’t every year that a second round draft pick makes an immediate impact on their team. However, Nikola Jokic is proving to be an exception to the rule. Selected as the 41st overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft, the 6′-11″, 253lb, center for the Denver Nuggets is ranked in the top six in rookie scoring.

A native of Serbia, Jokic was the Adriatic League MVP in 2015. Quick and athletic, he uses his formidable size to establish position and is an excellent defender. He is averaging 8.6 points and 5.5 rebounds per game this season. He along with fellow rookie Emmanuel Mudiay are proving to be solid building blocks for the Nuggets.

Here is a look at a performance against the Spurs in which Jokic put up 23 points with 12 rebounds and 3 blocks:

As you can see, he is more than capable of producing. he is still adjusting to the speed of the NBA game. With more playing time he will develop into a capable NBA big man. His ability to find open players needs some work as evidenced by his low assist average of 1.6 per game.

Currently, Nikola Jokic has relatively few NBA licensed trading cards. He has no autographed cards to date. However, that will change as the season progresses given his rookie year performance. Jokic, has cards in the following 2015-16 Panini NBA products:

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