By Harrison Wind, BSNDenver.com
After Plumlee’s 12-point, 12-rebounds, eight-assist effort Friday, it’s clear why Tim Connelly and his front office took a liking to the seven-footer.
“This is the Mason Plumlee we envisioned,” Michael Malone said after the win. “What I love about Mason, is that he was so disappointed in his performance last night, that he told one of our coaches, ‘hey I’m going to be a lot better tonight.’ And he was.”
With Jusuf Nurkic previously at center with the second team, the Nuggets’ offensive continually reverted to an isolation-heavy, jump-shooting offense, but Plumlee brings a lot of the same qualities to the table that Jokic does.
“Having a guy like Plumlee allows us to play the same way,” Malone said.
Here’s Plumlee doing something he maybe does better than Jokic; passing on the move. Plumlee brings a whole new type of athlete to Denver’s center position. Being able to pass like this is sugar on top.