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Jeff Green calls Aaron Gordon Nuggets’ ‘head of the snake’ on defense


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Denver Nuggets veteran Jeff Green says that Aaron Gordon is a major part of why the group is currently playing for a championship.

(via Denver Nuggets):

Reporter: “Aaron has gone from guarding KAT to Kevin Durant to LeBron to Jimmy Butler now. From your perspective, what’s been the most impressive aspect of the defense that he’s played in these playoffs so far?”

Green: “The adjustment of going from player to player, you just named three guys from each series, but Aaron has been guarding multiple guys each series. It’s not just the guys that you singled out. He’s been doing a good job of understanding the assignment of who he’s guarding but also knowing personnel, if there’s a switch, but I think he’s been doing a tremendous job. He’s part of the reason why we’re here. It starts with defense, and he’s the head of the snake on that defensive end and the pressure that he puts on their main guys.”

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