Nuggets’ Aaron Gordon’s bold warning to Lakers, Clippers, other contenders after dominant debut
Denver Nuggets newcomer Aaron Gordon finally made his debut with his new team against the Atlanta Hawks on Sunday night. After running away with a 24-point drubbing of their opponents, the 25-year-old forward expressed his confidence in the team’s capabilities to dominate on both ends of the floor.
“I see no limits for this team,” Gordon said. “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.”
Back in Thursday, Gordon was shipped by the Orlando Magic to the Nuggets in exchange for Gary Harris, RJ Hampton, and Denver’s 2025 first-round selection. The deal ultimately concluded Gordon’s seven-year stint with the Magic dating back from 2014.
In his first game in Denver, Gordon played efficiently as he drained 6/9 shots from the field en route to 20 points. He also grabbed two rebounds and made an assist through 20 minutes of action.
The team’s depth was evident against the Hawks. Gordon was joined by five other Nuggets players who also stepped up to notch double-digits in scoring. Big man JaMychal Green had an impressive performance, as he led the way with 20 points and seven rebounds in only 13 minutes played.
Head coach Mike Malone and his men never encountered any resistance as they cruised to a 126-102 victory. Their latest win helped them to improve to a 28-18 record for the fifth spot in the Western Conference.
The athletic bruiser is definitely raring to see more action as he finally gets to join a team that can make a run in the postseason against the likes of the Los Angeles Lakers and other strong contenders in the league.
Aaron Gordon’s performance in his debut outing showed that he is capable of playing a vital role for the Nuggets as they aim to make noise in the Western Conference for the remainder of the 2020-21 season.