It’s time to discuss Aaron Gordon on the newest episode of Pickaxe and Roll.

Ryan Blackburn continues his 20 Questions series on Pickaxe and Roll, continuing with Part 2. In this episode, Ryan discusses Aaron Gordon and his role with the Denver Nuggets. Why were Gordon and the Nuggets such a great fit together? Was it Gordon’s positionality? His defense? His athleticism? What allowed Gordon to become the best version of himself in the playoffs? How did he slow down the likes of Karl-Anthony Towns, Kevin Durant, LeBron James, and Jimmy Butler all in one postseason run?

Ryan talks about Gordon, offering five comparisons for his game with a heavy focus on role players at power forward that helped their teams win championship rings. Then, Ryan discusses Gordon’s contract situation. Finally, he answers what it would take for Gordon to make an All-Defensive team next season and catch up with players like Draymond Green, Giannis Antetokounmpo, and OG Anunoby on the defensive end.

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