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As they are now gearing up in preparation for the most important series of their professional career, Bruce Brown fully understands the impact of the voice and presence of Kentavious Caldwell-Pope to their ongoing historic run this year within the Denver Nuggets.

Speaking in his media availability on Friday, Brown echoed the importance of Caldwell-Pope to their continuing exploits as they look to capture the NBA title this 2022-23.

“He’s just the ultimate leader, ultimate professional,” Brown said about the importance of Caldwell-Pope. “[He] works extremely hard.

“He is the only one on this team who’s won a championship. He knows what it takes in what we need to do. We got to listen to that guy.”

Caldwell-Pope, who was acquired by the Nuggets last offseason, has been an x-factor for the club since day one due to his leadership, versatility and reliable 3-and-D capabilities. Upon winning an NBA championship ring with the Los Angeles Lakers in 2020, the veteran is already aware of the priceless pressure that they are set to seize with the Finals set to commence on June 1.

Caldwell-Pope’s value to the Nuggets has been on full display in 15 total postseason games this year as he is averaging 11.7 points, 3.2 boards, 1.6 assists and 1.3 steals while draining an efficient 41.1 percent of his shots from the three-point line.