It's not the most glamorous job on the court, but it makes a world of difference for his team.
"Not a lot of guys are wiling to accept a role like that, and he does it well,"
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What's even more impressive is that he had such a strong rebounding performance against the Pacers, the third-highest rebounding team in the league, averaging 45.8 a game.
"It's too early to start campaigning for defensive player of the year and all that, but, my gosh, what he's doing every night is unbelievable," Clippers Coach Doc Rivers said.
"He does it every night, doesn't ask for the ball, sets picks, rolls, still scores because he's so active. He's the perfect guy to have on the team, he really is. Especially a team when you have a bunch of guys who want to score, you need a DJ and we have him, and the way he's playing has just been remarkable."
Jordan said he doesn't keep track of how many rebounds he has a game, nor does he dwell on the stat sheet afterward.
"I'm just happy that I had more than Blake [Griffin]," Jordan joked.