Building a perfect Nuggets cast for Nikola Jokic with 1 All-Star, 1 HOFer, and 2 role players: Full lineup breakdown
In conclusion, this is what the dream lineup around Nikola Jokic would look like for the Denver Nuggets:
PG: Lonzo Ball
SG: Kobe Bryant
SF: OG Anunoby
PF: Jayson Tatum
C: Nikola Jokic
With Jokic in the middle, the Nuggets have one of the best playmakers in the world, an elite post guy, and someone who can get buckets when he needs to. In turn, the rest of this squad is designed to play off of him.
Lonzo Ball is a great defender who would be the team’s secondary playmaker. And his three-point shooting would make him a great off-ball player next to Jokic, too.
Kobe Bryant is the team’s go-to perimeter scorer, taking on the Jamal Murray role if you wanted to make the comparison to the 2023 title team. And obviously, Bryant’s mindset and 12 All-Defensive nods make him the ideal choice, too.
OG Anunoby is the upgraded version of Kentavious Caldwell-Pope on this team, as his defense and three-point shooting would let him slide right in and do whatever the Nuggets need.
Lastly, Tatum is sort of like Michael Porter Jr. and Aaron Gordon combined in the sense that he’s a great shooter who can defend at a high level. Plus, his shot creation would elevate Denver to another level.
In reality, the 2023 Nuggets did a perfect job of building around Jokic. This fantasy squad is just an upgraded version of their roster.
Who would you pick for your fantasy version of a Jokic-led Nuggets team?