By Eurohoops team/ firstname.lastname@example.org
Draymond Green slammed Nikola Jokic’s defense in Game 1 of the series between the Denver Nuggets and the Los Angeles Clippers.
The Nuggets fell 120 – 97 in a match where they gave up 38 points in the second period. During NBA on TNT’s halftime report, Green was quite critical of Jokic’s behavior on defense and him failing to rotate properly.
“If they are going to win, he has to be better,” Green said while commenting on Jokic not rotating on his player during a play. The three-time NBA champion and former DPOY then added that Jokic’s problematic defensive play wasn’t related to his athleticism but it was about making the right rotation to not allow the Clippers easy baskets.
“You have to make an impact at the rim if they’re going to be successful and he hasn’t done that tonight, he hasn’t done that all year,” Green said. “If they are going to win he must protect the rim a little better. And it hasn’t much to do with his athleticism.”
Draymond picking apart Jokic's defense pic.twitter.com/Sncmb0Rfmq
— Chris Montano (@gswchris) September 4, 2020