It does not matter why head coach Brian Shaw is adopting a deep rotation because of his Denver Nuggets–it could be because 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 speed at altitude like a lot of Denver squads before.
What matters is that it is a smart idea.
“There is going to be 10 guys at the start of the year, will be two at every place, that’ll be in the primary rotation,” Shaw stated, per Nate Timmons of DenverStiffs.com. “with filthy trouble or blowouts, 1 way or another, which will ascertain whether it gets deeper than that.”
The postseason remains a lofty goal with this particular club, largely because there are 10 teams which seem scarier (and have better title odds) from the West. All that depth behind stars Ty Lawson and Kenneth Faried might be enough to propel the Nuggets to 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 employ more hands than nearly anybody this season. We’ll see when sharing the load pays off in surprising fashion.
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