I thought the Nuggets didn’t want point guards on their roster? All their actions in the past few years have indicated that point guards are not something they really want to be overly involved with. You only have to look at how they marginalized Brandon Goodwin to see that.
I’m asking because when I was watching this game, not only did they have Monte Morris (their token PG for when Adam Silver starts snooping around asking where their league-mandated point guard is) on the court, but they had P.J. Dozier out there as well! You could say that that Dozier is more of an SG than a PG, but if you were to say such a thing, you would reveal your wrongness to everyone in the vicinity.
So what’s the deal here? Why would the ‘Ggets, who have decided that Nikola Jokic is the only ball-handler that they well ever need, put two traditional-ish point guards on the court at the same time? Is this some sort of teaser for the playoffs? Is it an anti-teaser, where they try to fool potential playoff matchups by doing things that they would never actually do in the playoffs? Did Malone lose a bet?
In any case, Dozier had the best game of his career here against the Lakers. Maybe that’s the answer: it’s easy to put point guards on the floor when the point guards you have are good and not bad.