The Nuggets’ health got a boost Friday against the New Orleans Pelicans with the return of starting shooting guard Gary Harris, who had missed the previous two games with right shoulder soreness.
Additionally, reserve big man Mason Plumlee entered the game about midway through the first quarter after being listed as questionable with a strained core.
Nuggets coach Michael Malone said prior to the game that he was not made aware of Plumlee’s injury until after Friday’s shootaround, and an MRI came back negative.
When the New Orleans Pelicans added DeMarcus Cousins to pair with fellow all-star Anthony Davis during last season’s all-star break, coach Alvin Gentry wanted to implement an offensive system that also turned those big men into “decision-makers and facilitators.”
So this offseason Gentry hired former Nuggets assistant Chris Finch, who helped develop Denver’s offense that flows through budding star center Nikola Jokic .
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