- Denver Nuggets centre Nikola Jokic threw a brilliant one-handed pass to a teammate that led to a dunk.
- Jokic’s pass travelled more than half the court, bounced right into his teammates’ hand in stride, and also swerved to avoid a defender’s hand.
- Replays and alternate angles show the beauty of the pass.
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Denver Nuggets centre Nikola Jokic on Tuesday submitted an early nomination for NBA assist of the season.
In the first quarter against the Minnesota Timberwolves, Jokic corralled a defensive rebound, took the ball up the court, then threw a one-handed bounce pass to a steaking JaMychal Green for a dunk.
Not only did Jokic’s pass travel more than half the court before bouncing right into Green’s hands, it also brilliantly swerved around a Wolves’ player’s hand.
Here’s the pass:
Another sick dime from Magic Nik pic.twitter.com/WZsuTZ9Pzr
— Leigh Ellis (@LeighEllis) January 6, 2021
It needs multiple angles to be appreciated.
Joker doing Joker stuff. ????
5 PTS, 5 REB, 3 AST through 1Q on NBA LP pic.twitter.com/0gV5mYGPYh
— NBA (@NBA) January 6, 2021
— Denver Nuggets (@nuggets) January 6, 2021
Jokic finished the game with 35 points, 15 rebounds, and 6 assists as the Nuggets won the game, 123-116.
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