A pro basketball team run by an interim coach will take the floor at Amway Center on Sunday with tanking in mind.And it’s not – ta da! – your Orlando Magic.It’s the Denver Nuggets, who will play any available ball boys if it might help them lose and land a better draft pick. The Nuggets are taking heat for sitting three perfectly healthy starters — SF Wilson Chandler, PG Randy Foye and PF Darrell Arthur — against New Orleans last week. On Monday, they sat, er, “rested,” PG Ty Lawson, PF Danilo Gallinari and PF Kenneth Faried.”Whoever is on the court just got to keep playing. It’s the nature of the business. I’m not a GM; I don’t know what’s going on,” Chandler told the Denver Post. “It’s tough when you’re fighting together but you’re getting set up for failure.”

Said Nuggets interim coach Melvin Hunt – who took over for Brian Shaw, the former Magic guard who is interested (again) in the Orlando job: “Our organization is making that decision. We’re all in concert. We’re all in it, we’re all consulted. We all talk. We, the Denver Nuggets are making the decision.”Hunt said the decision to rest players is also based on their health histories, although nobody buys it.”Yeah, but we’re in a very unique situation here, having come off what we did last year with so many injuries,” Hunt said. “We had players with ACL injuries; our owner’s dog had an ACL injury. We had a little bit of everything going on.”The owner’s dog?Heh-heh.Everybody with access to a teleprompter and a microphone brags about the mighty Western Conference, and deservedly so. But the truth is that the West is home to the most dysfunctional team in the league this season: these dogs, ahem, Nuggets.Shaw and Denver never were a fit. He once even tried to reach his players by rapping a scouting report before facing the Washington Wizards. Jay Z he wasn’t. The Nuggets lost by 30. Before his firing – and cue the irony – Shaw said his team was playing so poorly that it looked … – Click Here To Visit Article Source