The Denver Nuggets recently added Nate Robinson to next year’s roster and you can expect all the players on the roster to battle for minutes. Denver might not have a legit superstar, but there are a lot of decent NBA players on the Nuggets’ roster and almost every player will have to battle to earn playing time.
The team’s GM, Tim Connelly, thinks that it will be a challenge for Brian Shaw, but that it can also be a good thing.
“It’s going to be a challenge, but what I like is it promotes healthy competition, and we have a lot of competitive guys who aren’t going to shy away from it, or pout about it,” Nuggets general manager Tim Connelly said Wednesday. “We lack that traditional superstar, so it’s important to have depth at these positions. We’re three deep at every position, and I don’t think there’s much drop-off. So, in lieu of the traditional superstar, we’ve got to do it a different way.”
Some players obviously perform better when they know that they have the confidence of their head coach and will not lose playing time after turning in a couple of bad performances. Most players on the Nuggets roster won’t have that luxury, as the team has depth at pretty much every position.