Mike Malone Rumors
Tom Westerholm: Mike Malone on pulling Isaiah Thomas from the rotation: “He’s a competitor. I knew he wouldn’t take it well, and he didn’t take it well.” Adds, however, that he appreciates how IT has responded since, cheering for his teammates from the bench.
“(With) Isaiah, I think it’s a fine line,” Nuggets coach Mike Malone said of his veteran point guard, who proved to be a non-factor off the bench — four points, two turnovers in 11 minutes — during a 111-104 setback to Utah on Thursday at the Pepsi Center, the franchise’s fifth home loss in 32 contests. “He’s trying to find his rhythm and get comfortable with the ball in his hands and making plays. “On the other hand, he’s also got to understand how we play, and move the ball and get guys involved.”
“The Resurgence” includes exclusive interviews with teammates, coaches and NBA insiders closest to the story, including John Calipari, who coached Cousins at University of Kentucky, former Sacramento Kings’ head coach Mike Malone, Warriors coach Steve Kerr, current and former teammates Isaiah Thomas, Matt Barnes, Anthony Davis, Kevin Durant, Draymond Green and more.