Nuggets Opt For Continuity At Trade Deadline
The Denver Nuggets opted for continuity at the NBA trade deadline.
“I know last two years, we've been accustomed to being the team that's always in there (making deals),” Nuggets general manager Masai Ujiri said. “We're the third-youngest team in the NBA. We feel like these guys are growing. We feel like from the beginning of the season to now, we've made some progress.
“We're excited for this last part of the season. We'll go from there and deal with other issues in the summer.”
George Karl identified shooting as a void.
The Nuggets are tied for sixth in offensive efficiency, yet they rank last in free-throw shooting percentage (68.8) and 25th in three-point accuracy (34.4).
“I don't think there's any question that shooting the ball is something that we have to examine somewhere along the way,” Karl said. “A lot of the formulas we study say if we shot the ball better, we'd be tremendously efficient.”