In this episode, I share my notes on both games against the Portland Trail Blazers. On Sunday, the Denver Nuggets chose to rest Paul Millsap, Nikola Jokic, and Jamal Murray and head coach Michael Malone elected to leave Will Barton, Gary Harris, and Monte Morris on the bench late in the 4th quarter. The Nuggets blew an 8-point lead but was that by design? And is Denver being smart about their end of season strategy?
On Friday, Torrey Craig closed over Will Barton. Was that the right move and should we expect Craig to close more games going forward? Lastly, I look at Gary Harris’s season since his injury and explain the one thing he needs to do in order to help the Nuggets succeed in the playoffs.