Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 3/5/14
Nuggets coach Brian Shaw turned the spotlight on himself in juggling things to fix the defensive woes his team has experienced essentially all season. Too many schemes. Too many assignments. Too confusing. The players made it known to Shaw of late, and he listened. And agreed. If it were up to the players, they'd switch everything, but the defensive-minded Shaw isn't about to go there. Yet he did pare down the rotations to the few things he wants done every time down court. So, on screen/rolls, it means the power forward is going to hedge every time, and the center is going to "catch," meaning back off and protect the rim in those plays. It means guards are going to get over the screen — every time. If a guard is seen going under a screen, he's not doing the things the coaching staff is asking of him. "That's as simple as it gets," Nuggets guard Ty Lawson said. This is what Tuesday was all about. Defense. Defense. Defense. Immediately after the Nuggets' 132-128 loss to Minn...
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