The Nuggets have been one of the surprising teams thus far, hoisting a 13-8 overall record. First year head coach Brian Shaw has them playing some good team ball.
There is one troubling trend this month, Denver has trailed after every first quarter. Despite their slow starts, Denver is still 4-2 this month. Shaw has to be happy with his team, but he wants to eliminate the slow starts.
Shaw has searched for answers to their offensive woes in the first quarters of games. Last week, he walked through the locker room, saw players eating pizza and nachos and believed the poor diet to be the cause. So he picked up all the junk food and threw it in the trash.
The Nuggets had fresh salads with chicken breast and cold cut sandwiches before Monday’s game. The sluggish result was the same.
“We’ll keep searching and seeking until we find (it),” Shaw said. “We just talk about the starters needing to start the game for us. Our bench has been tremendous really this whole season. They’ve bailed us out of a lot of situations.”
It’s understandable that Shaw is concerned about the slow starts, but they’re winning despite starting slow. Hey Brian Shaw, it its not broke don’t fix it.