Jokic is superb leader, hitting them clutch shots left and right. Otherworldly passer and amazing underappreciated leader. Easily better than Embiid. And for me he is better than AD as leader and complete player. AD’s nice with Lebron but he wasint doing jack shit on Pels and while Nuggets are better team that team lives and dies with Jokic out there.
Jason Tatum is close or already top 10 NBA player, Celtics one of the best defensive teams out there. This dude can literally put on all 5 positions and ONLY getting better. Superb clutch as well.
It pains me to say it as a Laker fan but Tatum will be an elite two-way league superstar for the next decade, IMO. Fully capable of leading a team to a championship with the way he plays. Only other guys I’m comfortable to say that about at this point that haven’t done so yet are Luka and Giannis
Embiid is a better scorer inside than Jokic, a way better defender, a better three point shooter and a slightly better rebounder.
Only thing Jokic has on Embiid is passing and vision.
Jokic better than AD? Again, AD is WAY better at everything not being passing than Jokic is.
Their defense, finishing and slashing are like night and day apart.
And AD isn’t even a bad passer at all, to be honest.
AD wasn’t doing anything in NO? He was doing the exact same things he does in LA, they just couldn’t win games because other than Jrue Holiday their best player was Julius Randle
For me the most underrated players in the league are AD, he’s an mvp candidate imo, and the best big in the league. And Bradley Beal, he gets mad disrespected, but he can score at will in any way and improved his playmaking a lot.
Also, I will name Duncan Robinson as well. This dude is one of the best snipers in the league at super high volumes
Paul George - MVP caliber if he wants to but he knows he ain’t winning anything if he’s the best dude in the team.
Jimmy Butler - a lot of people i know see jimmy as a typical above average starter but the dude is insta culture changer and can lead a team to an instant contention. He’s just not flashy and marketable, but he’s like a 10% off Kawhi that has personality and can lead a team.