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Two-time MVP Nikola Jokic is far from being the best athlete in the league and people like to call out his defense.

But Nuggets head coach Michael Malone thinks that the Serbian superstar plays well on that side of the ball. He brought Joker’s defense against the Grizzlies as an example of how good he is.

“I thought Nikola was great tonight,” Malone said postgame. “He’s such an easy target, the non-athlete. ‘I like my MVPs to block shots.’ OK, that’s fine.

“Ja Morant in pick and rolls is almost unguardable… I felt Nikola’s outstanding defensively. If you watch that game and you say he’s a negative defender or a poor defender, I’d like you to pee in a cup, OK?”