Denver is going through perhaps the most delicate moment in recent seasons. A plague of injuries is ravaging them and they accumulate up to five consecutive defeats. It is true that before such a bad run they already had some problems – especially in the outside launch – but the reality is that the casualties, especially that of Nikola Jokic, is what has ended up pushing them down. Michael Malone understands that circumstances have not been favorable so far, but understands that the dynamics will eventually change.
“It is also my job as the leader of this team to guide us through this. I challenged myself, throughout the game we lost to Phoenix, even when it was getting really ugly, to stay positive and be someone who brought the guys together and didn’t allow them to break apart and fall apart and give up. If we stick together and keep fighting and competing, the tide will turn, “says the head coach.
Malone knows the context in which they currently move, which can justify that they are suffering in the last games, but in the same way, he affirms that it can not be an excuse to go out on the court and change the situation.
Losing sucks. It should hurt, it should cause anger, frustration, embarrassment, or any similar feelings. We can’t wait for Jamal Murray, Michael Porter Jr. and Nikola Jokic to return. We have to fix it. We can only do that if we stick together and have a positive mindset, “he says.
Denver is bad, but the situation is not yet a tragedy. With a record of 9-9 they are ninth in the Western Conference (place of play-in). Obviously the team is made for other heights, but its three best players are out at the moment. Nikola Jokic should be back in the next few days, and he is sure to give them a positive boost. It is early to be discouraged.
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