Michael Malone Rumors
Nuggets head coach Michael Malone did not mince words after the game. “I felt this was an embarrassing effort on our part – it’s really inexcusable,” Malone said. “This time of the year, to go into anybody’s building and be down by 41 points, there’s nothing you can say about it. It was embarrassing effort by all of us.
Harrison Wind: Michael Malone to reporters in Indiana: “I felt this was an embarrassing effort on our part. Really inexcusable this time of year to go into anybody’s building and be down by 41 points, there’s nothing you can say about that other than it was an embarrassing effort by all of us.”
Scott Agness: Currently atop the West, Nuggets coach Michael Malone says they are considering rest and health above seeding. “We don’t want to win the battle, but ultimately lose the war.” But he also recognizes how it will be the franchise’s first playoff appearance in six seasons.
Harrison Wind: Isaiah Thomas declined to speak with the media this morning at shootaround. Tuesday against the Timberwolves Michael Malone shortened his rotation to nine players, which didn’t include Thomas. He was playing around 15 minutes per game off Denver’s bench.
Harrison Wind: Paul Millsap to @BSNDenver on Isaiah Thomas, who got cut from Michael Malone’s rotation tonight: “He’s going to do all the right things. He’s going to motivate his teammates. It’s always good to have a guy like that in your locker room, especially a guy who’s been there before.” pic.twitter.com/aOQTwZwDZG
Nick Kosmider: Michael Malone said he had a conversation with Isaiah Thomas ahead of the decision to remove him from the rotation, one he says he’ll keep private. Said it was a hard decision but one he has to make in his position. Said rotation will stay this way for the time being.