It has been a miserable season for Denver, and it seems they can’t wait for it to end…
The Denver Nuggets players have caused controversy after reports claimed that they broke a huddle with ‘1-2-3…six weeks’, as in six weeks left of the season.
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Denver have little to play for with the regular season reaching its final stretch after another disappointing season has seen them fall short of making the playoffs.
Coach Brian Shaw has had a difficult job which has only been made more testing with various trade deals which have seen the likes of Arron Afflalo and Timofey Mozgov leave.
However, there is still no excuse for the players to play with any less commitment and determination for the fans, but a report by The Denver Post suggests that they have given up hope already.
“A fourth-quarter huddle late in the Nuggets’ 104-82 loss to the Utah Jazz on Friday broke with this phrase: “1-2-3 … six weeks!”
“As in six weeks to go until the end of the season. That’s 24 games, 46 days and 1,152 minutes away.
“Tax day, April 15, is getaway day: the last day of the Nuggets’ season. Rest assured, there are players who are already counting.”
There is a contrasting argument which suggests that the players could have in fact been motivating one another by insisting that they have six weeks to finish the season strong and prove to their critics that they aren’t as bad as they have been at times this year.
However, the general consensus from those that saw their body language and general effort, is that it was more so about looking forward to the season ending.
If that is the case, then it is a serious issue for the organisation who will likely look to trade many of these players anyway, but coach Shaw’s job is already at risk and his players’ attitude and mentality isn’t going to help him.