Frank Vogel
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Frank Vogel had nothing but good words to say about the Denver Nuggets and star center Nikola Jokic.

Vogel praised the Nuggets for their place in the standings and called Jokic an ‘MVP candidate’.

“I think it just speaks to Joker’s brilliance. … I think they’re playing team basketball led by an MVP candidate,” Frank Vogel said, via Ryan Ward of Lakers Nation.

The Nuggets currently are third in the West, at 43-21. They can clinch their playoff spot if they beat the Lakers tonight or if the Portland Trail Blazers lose to the Atlanta Hawks.