Sitting Denver Nuggets players lament 'getting set up for failure' – Yahoo Sports (blog)
Thanks to the Denver Nuggets’ ownership and front office, the Nuggets now boast sole possession for the best odds at the eighth pick in the 2015 NBA draft. Thanks to the Denver Nuggets’ ownership and front office, the Memphis Grizzlies (everyone’s second-favorite team) are finally off the schneid in their attempts to secure the West’s second playoff seed. Thanks to the Denver Nuggets’ ownership and front office, several oft-injured Nuggets players are rested and healthy as the team gears for a nationally televised Thursday showdown against a championship contender from Houston.
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So what’s the big problem, guys?
The Denver Nuggets’ ownership and front office, against the wishes of its player and coaches, decided to sit three key starters and give the Nuggets every chance they could to lose a road contest against the Grizzlies. The Nuggets had been playing exceedingly well in the eight games prior to Monday’s contest, winning six, and those three starters were far from happy at being asked to sit.
Some mostly-silent fuming, via PBT, followed on Monday evening:
Chris Dempsey, at the Denver Post, spoke with forward Wilson Chandler following his 13-point, eight-rebound contribution to the loss. A healthy Chandler, along with Randy Foye and Darrell Arthur, were asked to sit out of Sunday’s double-overtime win over the New Orleans Pelicans:
“I have no idea what they are going to do,” Chandler said. “Whoever is on the court just has to keep playing. It’s the nature of the business. I’m not a GM; I don’t know what’s going on. It’s tough when you’re fighting together but you’re getting set up for failure.”
Nuggets interim head coach Melvin Hunt, owner of a 6-3 lifetime coaching record that is only somewhat addled by the front office directive, gave Nuggets fans a bit of history regarding his will to win:
“If I’m playing marbles or jacks, I’m trying to win,” Hunt said. “If I’m playing checkers, Candy Crush, I want to win. There’s just something about it. When you … – Click Here To Visit Article Source