The Denver Nuggets are getting a fair share of criticism for their rotation and their bench production in the first part of the season. Obviously, the Nuggets are poised to play better as we’re getting deeper into the season, however, Michael Malone is still searching for ways to find the right fit between the current roster pieces to maximize the production on both ends of the floor.
With that said, today we’re looking to grade the top-five most used five-man rotations through the first 31 games of the season and the themes that integrate into those lineups. For example, lineups that include Nikola Jokic obviously strive to be more successful on the floor, while lineups that include more rotational players are failing to keep the team afloat.
The Nuggets tend to be a more balanced two-way team when Jamal Murray and Nikola Jokic are surrounded by wings with length as this provides the team with more versatility on the defensive end of the floor. While they are more limited with lineups that include more perimeter-oriented players, as they do not mix together well in today’s NBA game.
Without further ado, here are the top-5 most-used lineups for the Denver Nuggets so far this season.