Aaron Gordon on Nikola Jokic: “The peace of mind translates onto the court”

2023-10-13T17:31:48+00:00 2023-10-13T17:31:48+00:00.

Cesare Milanti

13/Oct/23 17:31


The Denver Nuggets forward commented on his Serbian teammate after spending some time with him in Europe

By Eurohoops team / info@eurohoops.net

Joining the Denver Nuggets after requesting a trade from the Orlando Magic in March 2021, Aaron Gordon seemed to have found the best chemistry with the two-time MVP Nikola Jokic, winning the NBA in the 2022-23 season, averaging 16.3 points, 6.6 rebounds, and 3.0 assists per game.

During the summer, the 28-year-old power forward spent some time with the Serbian phenomenon, who didn’t play at the 2023 FIBA World Cup with his silver-medal national team. Interviewed by ESPN, the former Orlando Magic player commented on Nikola Jokic’s attitude.

“His routine over there, his way of life, was very congruent. I could see his peace. The peace of mind translates onto the court. That’s what makes him such a good player. We have better chemistry off the court than we do on the court. And that’s saying something”, he first said about his peer.

“He’s the best player in the world. He works out like a monster. His regimen, his diet, and how detail-oriented he is with his body, are second to none”, he added about Nikola Jokic before saying the best is yet to come. “He’s only 28. So he’s going to get even smarter at manipulating the defense [and] offense. I don’t see anybody stopping him. They still haven’t found the answer for him yet”, Aaron Gordon also stated.

Staying with Nikola Jokic in Serbia, the power forward said “The food is amazing”, saying that Sombor looks like “a town out of a storybook”. “The architecture is beautiful. It seems like each one of the buildings is unique. It’s very wholesome, their [real] easy way of life”, he went on to say.

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