It doesn’t really matter why head coach Brian Shaw is adopting a deep spinning because of his Denver Nuggets–it might be since the roster lacks a clear top eight, or it may be a sign the Nugs will use 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’s likely to be 10 men at the onset of the year, will probably be two at each position, which will be in the primary rotation,” Shaw said, per Nate Timmons of all DenverStiffs.com. “with filthy trouble or blowouts, 1 way or another, which will determine whether it gets deeper than that.”
The postseason remains a lofty goal with this club, largely because there are 10 teams that seem scarier (and have better name odds) from the West. All that thickness behind stars Ty Lawson and Kenneth Faried might be enough to propel the Nuggets into a .500 album, but it could be a stunner when they finished the 2014-15 campaign in the conference’s top eight.
Many hands make light work, however, and Denver will employ more hands than just about anybody this year. We’ll see if sharing the load pays off in surprising fashion.
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