Denver Nuggets preseason begins
Meanwhile, Sunday night's first preseason game, albeit a 97-88 win, was all about practicing that patience.
The basic offensive principles he installed looked robotic early when the team tried to execute them. Players were thinking things out, which took away from the fluidity of things — and that is to be expected. Sloppiness was an issue. The Nuggets committed 16 turnovers in the first half alone and racked them up all night long.
But there were glimpses of good. Ty Lawson looks in regular season form; Evan Fournier was one player that appeared to have a decent grasp on the offense and didn't find himself out of position much. And as a result, the ball found him and he scored regularly, leading the team with nine points at the half.
-- Denver Post