Denver Nuggets head coach Michael Malone spoke at shoot around before the Nuggets take on the Minnesota Timberwolves at Pepsi Center. He addressed the Wolves players Zach Lavine and Kris Dunn, and talked about what he saw at Summer League (Dunn) and an interesting conversation he had with LaVine when he was with the Sacramento Kings in 2014.

As for the Nuggets. It appears that Malone has settled on the nine man rotation that he desires. Which tends to mean that Jusuf Nurkic and Darrell Arthur won’t see the floor unless there are injuries. Additionally Malone spoke about Danilo Gallinari’s changing role with the Nuggets and how he has adapted to his new reality within the Nuggets framework. With Gallo focusing more on rebounding and being a “less featured” piece in the offense while still finding production. It will be interesting to see the evolution this season. Also, Gallo is back to the rooster cut.

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