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5 Ways to Fix the Denver Nuggets This Offseason

5 Ways to Fix the Denver Nuggets This Offseason

Aaron Brooks, Denver Nuggets
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Where do I start? The Denver Nuggets were a disaster last season, as injuries and a lack of team unity doomed them from the start. But that was last year, and the Nuggets have nowhere to go but up. So let's look at the five ways this team can be repaired.

5. Run More of the Offense Through 'The Manimal'

Kenneth Faried, Denver Nuggets
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5. Run More of the Offense Through 'The Manimal'

Kenneth Faried, Denver Nuggets
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One of the few bright spots for the Nuggets last year was the play of Kenneth Faried, who has evolved from just a hustle player to a legitimate force on the inside. The Nuggets might want to explore tinkering with their playbook to run more plays through Faried.

4. Keep Wilson Chandler Healthy

Wilson Chandler, Denver Nuggets
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4. Keep Wilson Chandler Healthy

Wilson Chandler, Denver Nuggets
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Chandler is a very important piece to the Nuggets' offensive attack, and it would be nice for him to stay healthy for a majority of the 2014-15 season. If he can't, then the Nuggets' font office will need to explore trading him.

3. Trade Danilo Gallinari

Danilo Gallinari, Denver Nuggets
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3. Trade Danilo Gallinari

Danilo Gallinari, Denver Nuggets
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Gallinari was a good player for Denver in the early years of his Nuggets career, but injuries have robbed him of being a consistent producer. With a wealth of offensive talent already at Brian Shaw's disposal, it's time to trade the talented, but injury-prone forward. The only problem is that his contract may prove to be too hard to move.

2. Keep Ty Lawson Happy

Ty Lawson, Denver Nuggets
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2. Keep Ty Lawson Happy

Ty Lawson, Denver Nuggets
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Lawson is entering the final year of his contract, and if the Nuggets struggle again this season, he may demand to be traded or will walk after the end of next season. So it is crucial for the Nuggets to get back to their winning ways to keep their franchise player happy.

1. Buy Into Brian Shaw's System

Brian Shaw, Denver Nuggets
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1. Buy Into Brian Shaw's System

Brian Shaw, Denver Nuggets
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If the Nuggets are going to have any chance of climbing back into the playoffs next season, the players are going to have to adapt and learn Shaw's system. This is not a run and gun team anymore, and the sooner the Nuggets realize this and adapt, the better off they will be.