Well, the trade deadline has come and gone, and the Nuggets didn’t make any major roster shakeups. Paul Millsap is still there, and so is Jamal Murray, and so is Gary Harris, so my grand plan to have all three of those guys traded to the Pelicans for Anthony Davis will have to be shelved until the offseason. I really think it could have worked out with Morris as the starting PG and Malik Beasley as the starting SG, but GM’s have a bad habit of not picking up my calls or replying to my tweets, so they probably weren’t aware of the unheralded genius of my plan.
There is another way that Morris could become the starting point guard, however. It’s quite simple: Mike Malone simply has to bench Murray so that Morris starts. That’s all he has to do. He can frame it to the media as “bolstering the bench unit”, because that’s something that teams often want to do, so the move wouldn’t face too much scrutiny. It’s generally not a good idea for winning teams with smoothly-running rotations to shake things up like that, but I don’t care. I want Morris to be rewarded for his good play. And that means making him the starter so his chemistry with Jokic can build up even more and they become unstoppable like Stockton and Malone but better.