Malik Beasley of the Denver Nuggets has been reassigned to the Sioux Falls Skyforce of the NBA Development League.
The Nuggets look exactly like what they are, a young team grinding through the ups and downs of establishing their presence in the league.
A late surge in the fourth quarter by the Nuggets, which ultimately fell short, was kickstarted by rookie Jamal Murray, who finished with 17 points.
“Great comeback, but we can’t put ourselves in the hole like that,” Nuggets head coach Mike Malone said after the team's loss to the WIzards.
The Nuggets couldn't climb out of a 24-point third-quarter hole Wednesday's matchup with the Wizards, eventually falling 123-113 at Pepsi Center.
Former point guard of the Denver Nuggets Ty Lawson has continued his streak of troubles, after testing positive for alcohol on three separate occasions.
Down Jokic and Faried, Plumlee's anchoring defense and momentous passing helped instill the core values of the team's offensive and defensive schemes.
Continued development on the defensive end and the way they close out games will be key parts of the season if the Nuggets truly want to make the playoffs.
Wilson Chandler scored a career-high 36 points and pulled down 12 rebounds, playing a yeoman's 43 minutes in the win.
If the philosophy in Denver is to ensure a playoff berth on the backs of the team's veterans, it isn't working.