It doesn’t really matter why head coach Brian Shaw is embracing a profound rotation because of his Denver Nuggets–it could be because the roster lacks a definite top eight, or it may be a sign the Nugs will use line changes 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 smart idea.
“There’s likely to be 10 guys at the start of the season, will be two at each position, that’ll be in the primary rotation,” Shaw said, per Nate Timmons of all DenverStiffs.com. “with filthy difficulty or blowouts, 1 way or another, that will ascertain whether it gets deeper than that.”
The postseason remains a lofty goal for this club, largely because there are 10 teams that seem scarier (and also have better title odds) from the West. All that depth behind stars Ty Lawson and Kenneth Faried could be sufficient to propel the Nuggets into a .500 record, but it could be a stunner if they ended the 2014-15 campaign in the conference’s top eight.
Many hands make light work, though, and Denver is going to use more hands than nearly anyone this season. We are going to see if sharing the load pays off in astonishing fashion.
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