Nikola Jokic was asked about the Nuggets’ coaching when he launched into the non sequitur.

“Wilson didn’t score last night,” Jokic said. “I think he played really hard. He cares. He’s one of my favorite guys to play with because he doesn’t look like he’s emotional, but he really cares. He’s playing his ass off.”

The question posed to Jokic, which was about Nuggets coach Michael Malone, didn’t have much to do with Wilson Chandler, the player Jokic brought up in his answer. It was almost as if Jokic wanted to get something off his chest before he headed out for the summer.

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Christian Clark
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Christian Clark is an Arlington, Texas, native who covers the Denver Nuggets for BSN Denver. Education: I graduated from the Missouri School of Journalism in December 2014 with an emphasis in print and digital news. Career: My work has been featured in the Fort Worth-Star Telegram, The Oklahoman and Columbia Missourian, and online at TexasFootball.com and Denverite.com. I came aboard at BSN Denver in November 2017. Most memorable sports moment: Game 2 of the 2011 NBA Finals. The finest sports book I’ve ever read: Friday Night Lights by Buzz Bissinger. One sports movie I can’t live without: Tin Cup, do not @ me Most memorable experience as a reporter: The quadruple-OT game between the Nuggets and Trail Blazers. The sport that started it all: Basketball. My sports-watching memories kick in with those early-2000s Dallas Mavericks teams. They had bad hair and scored a lot of points. Shout-out to Nellie Ball.

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