Nuggets’ PJ Dozier on potential comparison to other NBA players: “I want to be PJ Dozier”

DENVER, COLORADO - JANUARY 30: PJ Dozier #35 of the Denver Nuggets is fouled going to the basket by Joe Ingles #2 of the Utah Jazz in the second quarter at the Pepsi Center on January 30, 2020 in Denver, Colorado. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

Since his performances in the Orlando “bubble” the past summer, the Denver Nuggets’ swingman PJ Dozier is steadily increasing his minutes.

In a question about the best comparison to other NBA players, Dozier gave a very confident answer referring to his unique style of play.

(via Mike Singer of Denver Post):

“I could give you a couple names prior to me being at the NBA level, but now that I’m here, I want to be PJ Dozier. I don’t really feel like there’s another person in the league that’s like me.”

Dozier is a great two-way presence for Denver this season having the versatility to play at the guard and wing position. He is averaging a career-high 20.8 minutes per contest making 40.7% of his attempts from beyond the arc.

The slumping Nuggets (6-7) are on a +3.1 when Dozier is taking the floor. With no Jerami Grant and Torrey Craig in the team, Dozier will need to step up his game to cover the deficiencies of the Nuggets’ squad this season.

The Nuggets face the Oklahoma City Thunder Wednesday hoping to return to the winning column, after a close-fought loss to the Utah Jazz on Sunday.