1. Nikola Jokic
Last week's rank: 1
Nikola Jokic continues showcasing his dominance all season long which is why he stays at one.
The Denver Nuggets have run into their first bit of adversity this season after losing four out of their last six games. Now sitting at 11-6 the former champions will look to bounce back and they did exactly this with a 132-120 win over the San Antonio Spurs.
In the win, Jokic had a near triple-double with 39 points 11 rebounds, and nine assists in the Nuggets' effort to beat the Spurs. Again, this was an absolute masterclass out of Jokic, as he put his team on his back to get a much-needed win.
However, this isn't out of the ordinary for Jokic. In the Nuggets' last three games, Jokic has dropped 30-point games and near triple-doubles in all appearances. On Friday, Jokic would even tally 19 rebounds in an unfortunate loss to the Rockets.
Despite the Nuggets' recent struggles, it's clear that Jokic has not been the reason. Team leaders Jamaal Murray and Aaron Gordan have been largely sidelined due to sporadic injuries that occur throughout a given season.
If Jokic can continue to stay healthy and play incredibly, the Nuggets will always have a puncher's chance to win every game, even despite the team's recent injury bug. The Dallas Mavericks will get their next crack at Jokic in a mid-December matchup. For more news on Mavericks basketball, stay plugged in.