Denver Nuggets: 100-1
It doesn’t really matter why head coach Brian Shaw is adopting a deep spinning 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 use line modifications to double-down on fatigue-inducing pace at elevation like so many Denver squads before.
What matters is the fact that it’s a wise idea.
“There’s going to be 10 men at the start of the season, will probably be two at every place, that’ll be in the primary rotation,” Shaw stated, per Nate Timmons of DenverStiffs.com. “Barring foul difficulty or blowouts, 1 way or another, that will determine if it gets deeper than that.”
The postseason remains a lofty goal for this club, largely because there are 10 teams that seem scarier (and have better name odds) in the West. All that thickness behind celebrities Ty Lawson and Kenneth Faried might be enough to propel the Nuggets to a .500 album, but it could be a stunner if they ended the 2014-15 effort in the conference’s top eight.
Many hands make light work, though, 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.