The Denver Nuggets continue to silence their critics and prove that those who thought they were just a regular season team were wrong.
And obviously, much of it has to do with the way Jamal Murray and Nikola Jokic have played this season.
This is why JJ Reddick believes they are easily the best duo in the league at the moment, not because of combined stats or how many points they can score or whether or not they are genuine bucket-getters, but Because of their synchronicity and how they can play and feed off each other.
— First Take (@FirstTake) June 2, 2023
Reddick explained how the Nuggets can always rely on their two-man game, as Murray is a typical off-ball player who is constantly on the move and knows how to make the most of Jokic’s reads.
He also pointed out that because of what Murray and Jokic create around them, everyone on the team gets to eat.
In particular, Jokic is already one of the greatest playmakers and passers of all time, so his mere presence in the restricted area gives the Nuggets plenty of options.
But Murray has also been adept at adapting to his role next to Jokic.
He can take some of the ball-handling duties off his shoulders, cut to the rim, or move around the perimeter to ensure he’s always open to knock down a shot from beyond the arc.
They attract so much defensive attention that it’s easy for whoever happens to be on the court with them, and that’s why they have the potential to win their first championship this season.
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