Lakers’ Frank Vogel calls Nikola Jokic ‘a unique player’

Lakers head coach Frank Vogel talked about stopping Nikola Jokic after the win over the Nuggets (120-116). “It’s really a five man assignment,” Vogel said.

According to him, it is so difficult to stop Jokic due to his unique ability to shoot the ball, despite being a center.

“You have to do it by committee. It’s really a five man assignment. He’s such a unique player that forces a lot of switches and ability to shoot the ball at the center position. It’s going to be a team effort.”

Frank Vogel on Nikola Jokic

The Joker had 22 points, 11 rebounds and 6 assists but it wasn’t enough to beat the Lakers. Jokic is averaging 20.6 points, 10.2 rebounds and 6.9 assists per game for the Nuggets this season.

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