This afternoon, coach George Karl stopped practice to passionately tell his team to start playing like one.
The Nuggets’ offense doesn’t have a Carmelo. Yet some players were practicing with a one-on-one/superstar mindset during five-on-five drills. That’s not going to fly in Denver. So in just the second practice of the season, Karl began hammering home his mindset.
“The great teams pass the ball and they make the game easy because they pass the ball,” Karl said after practice. “If the offense is sticky and selfish, you have a chance of being stopped by a good defensive team.”
While the Nuggets wait for Nene and Arron Afflalo to make a decision, Karl can only coach who’s on the floor. He said the second practice “got better. Our defense was pretty good yesterday. Today the offense was better. As coaches you always don’t like something. Our defense drifted away.”
“I’ve told my staff and I try to tell myself, our job is what we have and we have to make this team better. I can’t den