Kendrick Perkins takes to Twitter to praise Nikola Jokic on his MVP caliber season; says he is on pace to be a top 20 center of all time.
Following two 3-1 comebacks in the 2020 NBA Playoffs and a 5-game exit from the Western Conference at the hands of the Los Angeles Lakers, Nikola Jokic and the Denver Nuggets look to be in prime position to make yet another deep postseason run.
With Aaron Gordon now on board as well, the Denver Nuggets are seemingly more frightening than their current 5th seed implies. Denver’s Playoff success hinges on whether or not Nikola Jokic can replicate his regular season dominance in the postseason as well.
His 2020-21 regular season has been one for the ages and will go down as one of the greatest ‘modern-big’ seasons of all time. He is currently averaging a near triple double on the season at 27.2 points, 11 rebounds, and 8.6 assists per game.
Jokic’s stellar performances night in and night out have urged Kendrick Perkins to take to Twitter to compare him to all-time great centers.
Kendrick Perkins says Nikola Jokic could be a top 20 center of all time when it’s all said and done
Big Perk isn’t shy from controversial takes when it comes to Twitter. However, his most recent take on Nikola Jokic may be one of the most obvious opinions on the Nuggets big man to date.
“At this pace, by the time Jokic’s NBA career is over, he’s going to be a top 20 center of all time!”
This is sort of a given with the way his career has panned out so far. If anything, the ‘Joker’ has already cemented himself in the top 20 center list. Top 10 is a stretch as that is a list exclusive to MVPs or champions such as Hakeem, Shaq, Mikan, and Russell.
Jokic most certainly will end up as a top 10 center when his NBA career comes to a close, barring any significant, career altering injury. He is currently atop the MVP leaderboard, and for good reason.
At this pace by the time Jokic NBA career is over he’s going to be a Top 20 Center of All-Time!!! Just saying tho…
— Kendrick Perkins (@KendrickPerkins) March 27, 2021
He leads his Nuggets in nearly every single statistical category such as points, assists, rebounds, steals, field goal percentage, 3-point percentage, minutes played per games, and PER.
If Jokic continues to dominate at all 3 levels on the offensive end of the floor and be a serviceable defender, regardless of LeBron James or Joel Embiid’s return, the Serbian native may run away with 2021 MVP honors.