Shannon Sharpe offers his opinion on the Ben Simmons vs. Nikola Jokic discussion

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Shannon Sharpe breaks down what he likes about Philadelphia 76ers rookie Ben Simmons and Denver Nuggets big man Nikola Jokic. Who has a brighter future in the NBA?

- Shannon, who would be at the top of your list?

- I got the guy they have have in second. I like Jokic. Skip, the last game before the All Star, 30, 17, with 15 rebounds. He was 11 of 14. Skip, he got a triple double in 14 minutes, the fastest in NBA history. A big guy, 6 ten, that can shoot the three. He can assist the ball. He can rebound the ball. And you foul him, he goes to the free throw line, makes 85% of the shots.

I'm still not going to convinced. I got to see Ben Simmons do something other than lay the ball up and dunk it. He's 0 for ten, now granted.

- O for 10 from three.

From three, yeah. Now this what we know about him and I commend him for this. Skip, he knows he is not a good three point shooter. He don't even bother. All of his three points shots are at the end of the quarter. So I feel bad for him, like, this dude [INAUDIBLE]. But he's chunking up the ball from 35, 40 feet away.

Nikola Jokic, he reminds you of a young Arvydas Sabonis. If you don't remember, when he was with the Russians, with the Soviet team, Skip, he could do it all. He could pass the ball and he might be the best passing big man that we've seen at the center position since Sabonis.

But he's on pace to average 17, 10, and 6. Only Wilt Chamberlain has ever put up numbers like that. Think about it, Wilt. And if he does, I mean, five assists a game this season? For a big? That would be the most since Wilt.

If you can be on a list and you'll be joining Wilt or the first since Wilt, that lets you know just how special this young man is. And he's only going to get better, because what they've done, they've surrounded him with shooters, Skip. And so if you go one on one with him, he going to back you down.

And if you don't, he's going to hit those open threes, excuse me, shoot for those open threes. I like Jokic. I love, hey, Ben Simmons, don't get me wrong.

[KNOCKING] Skip, where's that?