It does not really matter why head coach Brian Shaw is adopting a profound rotation for his Denver Nuggets–it could be because the roster lacks a definite top eight, or it may be a signal the Nugs will utilize line modifications to double-down on fatigue-inducing speed at altitude like so many Denver squads before.
What matters is the fact that it’s a wise idea.
“There’s likely to be 10 men at the start of the year, will be two at each place, which will be in the primary spinning,” 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 for this particular club, mainly because there are 10 teams which look scarier (and have better name odds) in the West. All that thickness behind celebrities Ty Lawson and Kenneth Faried might be sufficient to propel the Nuggets into a .500 record, but it could be a stunner when they ended the 2014-15 campaign in the summit’s top eight.
Many hands make light work, however, and Denver will employ more hands than just about anybody this season. We’ll see if sharing the load pays off in surprising fashion.