It doesn’t matter why head coach Brian Shaw is embracing a profound rotation because of his Denver Nuggets–it might be because the roster lacks a definite top eight, or it may be a sign the Nugs will utilize line modifications to double-down on fatigue-inducing speed at elevation like a lot of Denver squads before.
What matters is the fact that it is a wise idea.
“There is likely to be 10 guys at the onset of the year, will be two at every position, which will be in the primary rotation,” Shaw said, per Nate Timmons of all DenverStiffs.com. “Barring foul difficulty or blowouts, 1 way or another, which will determine if it gets deeper than that.”
The postseason remains a lofty goal for this club, largely because there are 10 teams which look scarier (and also have better title odds) from the West. All that depth behind stars Ty Lawson and Kenneth Faried could be enough to propel the Nuggets into a .500 album, but it could be a stunner if they ended the 2014-15 effort in the summit’s top eight.
Many hands make light work, however, and Denver is going to use more hands than just about anyone this season. We are going to see when sharing the load pays off in astonishing fashion.
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