8. Nikola Jokic
Team: Denver Nuggets
2016-17 Stats: 16.7 PPG, 9.8 RPG, 0.8 BlPG
Jokic is slowly becoming a household name outside of Denver and with good reason. He isn’t the most athletic center in the league but has figured out how to dominate the battles he needs to win. Jokic could be near the top of triple-doubles this season, due to his already high scoring and rebounding ability. For the most part, he’s an extremely underrated passer; he’s fundamentally sound and makes few mistakes.