It does not matter why head coach Brian Shaw is adopting a deep rotation because of his Denver Nuggets–it could be since the roster lacks a definite top eight, also it might be a signal the Nugs will utilize line modifications to double-down on fatigue-inducing pace at elevation like so many Denver squads before.
What matters is that it is a smart idea.
“There is going to be 10 guys at the start of the season, will probably be two at every place, that’ll be in the primary spinning,” Shaw said, per Nate Timmons of all DenverStiffs.com. “with filthy difficulty or blowouts, 1 way or another, that will determine if it gets deeper than that.”
The postseason remains a lofty goal with this club, mainly because there are 10 teams which seem scarier (and have better title odds) from the West. All that thickness behind celebrities Ty Lawson and Kenneth Faried might be enough to propel the Nuggets to a .500 record, but it could be a stunner when they ended the 2014-15 effort in the conference’s top eight.
Many hands make light work, though, and Denver is going to use more hands than nearly anyone this year. We are going to see if sharing the load pays off in surprising fashion.
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