The Denver Nuggets are enjoying one of their better stretches of the season, winning six of eight games since interim head coach Melvin Hunt took over for the dismissed Brian Shaw. The team did well to play spoiler in a win over the New Orleans Pelicans on Sunday night, downing the playoff hopeful in two overtime periods. Its three core starters – Ty Lawson, Kenneth Faried, and Danilo Gallinari – are all presumably healthy and they would like to play on Monday night against a struggling Memphis Grizzlies squad. Because he would like to win the ball game, Melvin Hunt would also like to play that triptych of players.
Those players will not play on Monday night, however. Via Pro Basketball Talk:Read More »from Denver is resting three starters against their wishes in order to lose a game, basically