By Johnny Askounis/ firstname.lastname@example.org
Aaron Gordon coming in for the Denver Nuggets following a lengthy run with the Orlando Magic has produced a positive impact through his first four appearances. The Nuggets going 4-0 in this stretch added on a 14-3 run since starting the 2020-21 NBA Regular Season at 17-15. Nikola Jokic, after sending his newest teammate to one dunk after another powering the second-half comeback versus the Magic on Sunday discussed early contributions by Gordon.
“I told him, sometimes you are going to score two points and other times twenty or more,” he mentioned recalling conversations with the former Arizona standout, “I think we have a lot of weapons. We are dangerous in a lot of ways. It’s good having him on the floor. He gives us an added dimension.”
The Joker has been enjoying his newest target on the court. He dished out 16 assists versus the Magic, most of those with Gordon and an exploding finish on the receiving end. Apart from creating, he scored 17 points and grabbed nine rebounds. His side prevailed digging its way out of an 18-point hole.
“For as long as Jokic has been in the league, he has been diming,” noted Gordon, “Hopefully, I am making it easy for him. Hopefully, I can return the favor and find him for some easy buckets as well.”
The developing chemistry between Gordon and Jokic looks promising as the Nuggets extend their playoffs push. Facing his former team, he poured a game-high 24 points upping his average since being traded to 14.3 points per contest.
Standing at 31-18 and fourth in the Western Conference, another home fixture is coming up next as the Detroit Pistons visit Tuesday.
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