Denver Nuggets forward Aaron Gordon sees no limit for his new team as he helped the Nuggets beat the Atlanta Hawks in his debut on Sunday night. Gordon, who was traded from the Orlando Magic to the Nuggets at the trade deadline, went 6-of-9 from the field as he scored 13 points in a comfortable 126-102 win over the Hawks.
The Nuggets now have a 28-18 record and they sit at No. 5 on the Western Conference standings. "I see no limits for this team," Gordon said, per ESPN. "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 impressed his teammates
"It didn't look like it was his first day playing with us," said JaMychal Green, who scored 20 points off the bench.
Nikola Jokic, the biggest name on the Nuggets roster, is thriller to have Gordon on his team. "The main thing and the best thing that he did is that he accepted the role," Jokic said. "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."
Meanwhile. the Los Angeles Lakers are excited about the addition of center Andre Drummond. "We're all thrilled to add Andre Drummond, a player of his caliber, to our team," Lakers head coach Frank Vogel said following the Lakers' 96-93 win over the visiting Orlando Magic on Sunday night.
"He's one of the best centers in the league, someone that every defensive coordinator is going to have to account for and to figure out how to handle him when they're trying to slow down [Anthony Davis] and [LeBron James] and our guards.
"I think he's going to give us a big lift in the immediate future, and then obviously when we get going. He can dominate the game on both sides of the ball. His physicality is something you have to account for."