"He does so many things for us," Rivers said of Jordan. "His pick-setting, his rolling. It's funny, he's such an offensive weapon because he rolls so hard to the basket. Every time he rolls, someone has to take him. He never gets the bucket, but it usually means
Jordan appreciated the comparison.
"I mean, it's cool," Jordan said. "He was definitely a big, hustle energy guy, played with a lot of heart, a lot of effort. Anything positive I can do for our team."
At the height of his career, Rodman averaged 18.7 rebounds a game in 1991-92. Jordan averaged a career-high 13.6 rebounds last season. But more important, both players, according to Rivers, have helped their team out in ways that aren't measured.
"Dennis didn't score, but he created so many scores, and I think
"They don't have stats for screens and stuff like that," Paul said. "I don't get open any of those times if DJ doesn't set screens."
The Clippers have argued that Jordan deserves to be Defensive Player of the Year, an award he's never won. He was even passed over for the all-defensive team last season. His contributions, however, are fully recognized somewhere.