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Nuggets HC Michael Malone voices out team concerns before regular season tip-off

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Denver Nuggets head coach Michael Malone is concerned about what he currently observes on his team heading to the 2020-2021 season. 

Asked about what his squad needs to polish before facing the Phoenix Suns for their opening game, Malone instead didn’t hold back telling the woes that they failed to address during the preseason.

“We’re just not a very good team right now. No organization, too many blown sets, too many blown coverages, lack of communication, too many turnovers, sloppy, throwing the ball all over the place, starters got beat today because they had 15 turnovers and the other team only had five.”

Malone further claimed that once they face the Suns with their present flawed condition, things will surely get “really ugly” on their part. 

“If we walk into Phoenix playing the way we played today, it’s gonna be really ugly, really early,” he said.

The 50-year-old strategist exclaimed that the Nuggets are inaudible — unwilling to tackle the lapses they need to address and just fighting against the officials. As such, he challenged his squad to be more vocal with each other.

“We have a very, very, very, very quiet group. We spend more time bitching and complaining to the officials, where no one has a problem talking, but we can’t get ourselves organized, we can’t get ourselves into an offense.”

Nevertheless, Malone looks forward to the progress of the Nuggets moving forward. Battling the reigning Western Conference champions is a tough task and an activity of growth to deal with. 

“Like John Wooden said: ‘Don’t mistake activity for achievement,’” Malone said.

The Nuggets secured the long-term stay of two of their cores in the offseason — Michael Porter Jr. and Aaron Gordon. Diving through the competitive conference, they are much willed to win and claim the NBA title. 

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