Offense isn't the problem for the Denver Nuggets.
They just haven't been able to stop anyone through the first four games of the season, allowing 103 points per contest. Only seven teams have given up more.
Even if pace is removed from the equation, things aren't too pretty. Basketball-Reference shows that the Nuggets are allowing 106.3 points per 100 possessions, which gives them the No. 21 spot in the NBA. No team in the league is forcing turnovers with less frequency, and the rebounding has been mediocre at best.
No immediate help is coming, and the Nuggets desperately need for both Wilson Chandler and Danilo Gallinari to return to the lineup. Gallo isn't going to be back anytime soon, though, as he continues the lengthy rehab for a torn ACL.
The bigger problem comes in the frontcourt, where new head coach Brian Shaw just doesn't have anyone he can trust.
JaVale McGee has been his typical inconsistent self, either rotating poorly or firing away from mid-range areas with reckless abandon. Against the Atlanta Hawks in particular, he negated what could have been a truly stellar performance with poor shot selection.
Beyond him, Shaw is counting on J.J. Hickson playing out of position, Timofey Mozgov doing something other than being a big body, or sliding over either Kenneth Faried or Darrell Arthur. None of those are promising options.
Denver will continue hemorrhaging points in the paint, and that's going to make it difficult to keep pace with the multitude of teams competing for the final playoff spots in the Western Conference.