For the first time in his career, Gordon will play with a true playmaker like Nikola Jokic and more importantly, he'll play for a true championship contender, which means he's likely to be extra motivated.
And judging by his first game with his new team, the Nuggets are going to be scary good and ready to match up vs. the Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Clippers thanks to his athleticism and defense.
Aaron Gordon Warns The Rest Of The NBA On The Denver Nuggets
“I see no limits for this team. It looks like we have all the pieces that we need. We have the depth. It’s like we are covered in a lot of different spots offensively, defensively. As long as we are all working together, there’s no stopping us," Gordon said, as quoted by Ohm Youngmisuk of ESPN.
Nikola Jokic Lauds Aaron Gordon
"The main thing and the best thing that he did is that he accepted the role. He knows why he came here, he knows what he can do and he knows how he can help and he is doing that. Defense or offense, it doesn't matter, he accepts it and is embracing it. I think he kind of saw how we played and he didn't try to do too much. He saw that if he's open, the ball is going to find him. Really good debut for him," Jokic said.
It's clear that Gordon is a perfect fit for the Nuggets. They struggled at the four last season with Paul Millsap and will now get a high-flying freakish athlete with a great feel for defense. So look out, NBA, the Nuggets aren't going away any time soon.