Nikola Jokic talked about how he is prepared for a wide variety of tactics that Gregg Popovich and the San Antonio Spurs will throw at him over the course of the first round playoff series.
“I expect everything. I expect them to play straight up, I expect them to put maybe small on me and then cover it with a big guy. I expect really everything.”
He also talked about guarding LaMarcus Aldridge, the role coach Michael Malone will play in a series, the chemistry between him and Jamal Murray, and much more.
Jamal Murray talked about the value of Monte Morris, the mentality of the Nuggets’ locker room entering the playoffs, the chemistry between himself and Jokic, Paul Millsap’s leadership, his approach to film study, and his relationship with coach Malone.
Paul Millsap talked about his experience in the NBA playoffs, what he expects from the Spurs in game one, Jokic’s readiness for the playoffs, and why he doesn’t care if the Nuggets have been overlooked.
Coach Malone talked to the media about the team’s preparation ahead of game one of the playoffs, the advantage of being young, why he thinks the experience of the playoffs will be good for the Nuggets regardless of outcome, and how the Spurs take advantage of mistakes.