Credit: AP – Scanpix
Credit AP – Scanpix

ESPN was back with the third installment of their annual best 100 NBA players, this time with spots 25 through 6.

Nikola Jokic

Nikola  Jokic
Position: C, PF
Age: 26
Height: 208 cm
Weight: 111 kg
Birth place: Serbia

After the previous 100-51 ranking had seven Europeans and the 50-26 list included six athletes from the Old Continent, this time, we find two Europeans.

The first one is Rudy Gobert who kicked off the list at No. 25. The Frenchman averaged 14.3 points (67.5% 2PT, 62.3% FT), 13.5 rebounds, 1.3 assists, and 2.7 blocks last season.

Gobert was second among the top NBA rebounders (behind Clint Capela) and second in blocks per game (behind Myles Turner) last season. The 29-year-old helped the Utah Jazz to a league-best 52-20 record last year.

On the opposite end of the list, at number 6, ESPN had last season's MVP Nikola Jokic. The Serbian big man averaged 26.4 points (38.8% 3PT), 10.8 rebounds, 8.3 assists, 1.3 steals, and 0.7 blocks for the Denver Nuggets.

Last season Jokic was among the Top 10 best scorers, rebounders, and passers, helping his team finish 3rd in the Western Conference despite losing Jamal Murray to a torn ACL in April.

ESPN's full list can be found here.

So its 5 places left and Durant Lebron Luka Kawhi Curry and Giannis not ranked?
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