I’m not sure how many of you have watched this year’s NBA Finals. However, if not, you should know that Denver Nuggets superstar Nikola Jokic put on an absolute show. For example, in Game 3 Jokic finished with 32 points, 21 rebounds, and 10 assists.
This wonderful Nuggets story was been a complete team effort and not only a fantastic well-rounded performance by Jokic, but by the entire group.
With that said, there are certain aspects of Nikola’s game that help to make the 28-year-old one of the NBA’s best. Jokic plays the center position, and throughout the finals, he’s averaged 30 points, 13.5 rebounds, and 8 assists. What stands out are not just his tangible abilities, such as his height being 6’11”, which helps him block shots and get more rebounds, generating more offensive possessions for his team and also his skill of putting the ball in the basket.
What we really see are that some of Nikola’s most impressive skills are the intangibles, such as his ability to strategize and adjust towards the opponents game plan, understanding how the other team is planning to attack his squad, his capacity to create more points for Denver through ball distribution by way of passing and his level of calm consistency to perform at the highest level, no matter the circumstance. When it comes to “playing with the brain,” strategy is a huge part of the way Jokic and the Nuggets perform game after game, after game.
While Jokic is not the classic flashy, athletic player with exploding muscles and off-the-chart jumping ability, he always sticks to the fundamentals with proper strategic planning for his next battle. This has already helped Nikola earn the NBA’s Most Valuable Player (MVP) award twice in his young career.
At NNA Advisors, we also value the small, intangible details, whether it’s following up with our clients via phone, to make sure they feel comfortable with our work, or our consistent high-level strategic execution to every aspect, especially behind the scenes. To conclude, we are in the business of making our clients’ lives better. We carefully put together the pieces to make our own winning team for our clients.
Brian Billick, former Super Bowl Champion and head coach of NFL’s Baltimore Ravens said, “The intangibles are a euphemism for we have no idea what we're looking for but we know it when we see it.”
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