This is a very good take! ?
The most notable thing to come out of Denver last night was the Nuggets are now good enough to make the Warriors care about a January game against them. In Dynasty Year 5, Steph and Co. don't break out the A+ game against faux contenders. That was Alpha Team stuff with purpose.
I wrote on eve of Nuggets training camp point guard Isaiah Thomas was highly unlikely to play until after Jan. 1. Coach Michael Malone expressed surprise back then. Was told in September All-Star break would be reasonable (and optimistic) target for Thomas.
"They built us up all day long in the media. Then come out and win by 30,” Paul Millsap told BSN Denver. "It was a setup." More fallout from the Nuggets’ worst loss since 2014 and why Millsap thinks Denver can get back to playing like a top-5 defense. https://t.co/3DLQuezXCW
Breaking down barriers one wall at time.