Los Denver Nuggets They close ranks before starting a playoffs in which they will face the Dallas Mavericks with the court factor against. A circumstance that does not worry the Colorado team, convinced of its possibilities thanks to the work and grace of a Nikola Jokic that he is the top favorite to repeat as NBA MVP and that he has supported his team throughout the season against the absence of Jamal Murray and Michael Porterwho will not be in the qualifiers either.
“This year’s numbers show that its impact is being even greater. Every day he shows us that he can lead us to the top, that it would be like winning a championship. His ceiling will be to win that championship, and then win another. Jokic is so special that being the MVP is not the maximum he is going to get”, assures Jordi Fernndez, assistant coach at the Denver Nuggets, in a conversation with MARCA.
The Spanish coach does not rule out anything in a season that he sees as very open just before the playoffs begin, although he puts the Phoenix Suns one step ahead of everyone: “It is a season that is very open, although it is true that a team like Phoenix, with 64 wins, is above of their best record, and I would put them as the team to beat. But after them, everything is very laughed”.
The chances of the Nuggets against some Mavericks in which Doncic’s contest is in doubt, go beyond Jokic because of the performance that bench players such as Facundo Campazzo. The Argentine has gone from more to less this season, but his competitive nature and his experience make him valuable for Colorado.
“He is an experienced player who has adapted very well. It was very important for us in the playoffs. In fact, he was the starting point guard. This year he has been left out of the rotation for a few games, but it is very important to always be prepared. We know that his experience can give us what we need to win games“, assures Mike Malone’s assistant, who has no doubts about Campazzo’s continuity in the NBA. “We are delighted with Campazzo and I am sure that he will play in this league for many years.”
It is the same future that draws another former Nuggets player who has experienced a real roller coaster this last season in the NBA, Juancho Hernangmez: “Unfortunately Juancho has not had minutes this year. In Minnesota he signed a good contract, but in the end the players just want to play, the reality is that you can find yourself in their situation due to transfers and contracts. Every team you go to, everything starts from scratch and I don’t know if I’ll have a chance to adapt to Utah, but I’m sure there will be more opportunities in the NBA. to L. For me, his future is clearly in the NBA.”