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Nikola Jokic: “I can be a bad 1-on-1 defensive player, but I can be a really good team defensive player”

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The Nuggets, led by the reigning two-time NBA MVP Nikola Jokic, will look to make a deep playoff run this season. In addition, the team will have a healthy Jamal Murray who was the entire last year.

When speaking about this season, the Serbian center emphasised the importance of playing good defense. “It’s a team defense,” Jokic said. “I can be a bad 1-on-1 defensive player, but I can be a really good team defensive player.

“I think we can plug the holes if we have some in our defense. We can play good defense just because we have good chemistry and we know each other. I think [Jamal Murray] will help us. He didn’t play last year, but it will help us that we know him a long time.”

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