Nuggets May Eliminate Traditional Shootaround

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Nuggets coach Brian Shaw and the decision-makers in the team’s front office are experimenting with abolishing the traditional shootaround as we know it. It would be replaced by players getting to the arena an hour earlier than usual — around 3 p.m. for a 7 p.m. game — and going through opponent preparation then.

The Nuggets did not have a shootaround Saturday before their game against the Memphis Grizzlies at the Pepsi Center.

“I’m going to experiment with it, I think, for the rest of the season and see how it works,” Shaw said. “Even if it doesn’t translate into wins and losses, just if our energy and our focus and everything is better.”

via Christopher Dempsey of The Denver Post

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