The athletic power forward gave them a much-needed two-way point at that position, and he’s been a major factor since arriving from Orlando.
Nonetheless, and despite being the second-best player on the best team in the Western Conference, it feels like he’s not getting enough recognition.
That’s why his teammate Bones Hyland wanted to make it clear that he should get some All-Star consideration with the season he’s having:
“Of course, of course, of course [Gordon should be an All-Star],” Hyland said after the game, per HoopsHype. “This is definitely one of the best seasons or the best season I’ve seen from AG played by far. His numbers prove it. He goes out there and gives his all on both ends of the floor, whether that’s guarding the [opponent’s] best player or on the other end, scoring, rebounding, assist. He does the junkyard work for us and I feel like he doesn’t get a lot of praise,” Hyland added. “So definitely AG an All-Star for sure.”
Gordon’s numbers aren’t exactly eye-popping at 17.3 points, 6.6 rebounds, and 2.3 assists.
But he’s shooting 62% from the floor and has had a major impact on the defensive end of the floor, making winning plays that don’t always reflect on the stat sheet.
Of course, the Nuggets will get as far as Nikola Jokic can lead them, but no one can win on his own, and Gordon is proving to be the perfect complement for the reigning MVP.