The Denver Nuggets haven't skipped a beat since trading Carmelo Anthony and Chauncey Billups to the New York Knicks.
In fact, they're playing better.
They play a fast, controlled offense. They share the ball and find the open shooters. They play hard-nosed, in-your-face defense, and they run the floor. They don't care who on their team scores, they just want to score and score a lot.
I believe their success stems from George Karl experimenting with his two point guards Ty Lawson and Raymond Felton.
Lawson has been waiting for his opportunity to start for a while. He's probably the fastest player in the NBA and has greatly improved his outside shooting. Felton was playing at an All-Star level in New York and didn't want to get moved into a reserve role once in Denver.
So how does Karl handle managing his two very good, very fast, very talented PGs? He plays them together.
What has resulted is some of the most fun and exciting basketball we've seen in years. With both guys on the court, Karl can rely on either one to create a shot, penetrate, find open teammates, attack the basket, shoot three's and get steals. It's a total blast!
And to top it all off, they're winning basketball games—by a lot.
So, to celebrate what I call the "Nugget Experiment", I'm suggesting these 10 teams should take a look at implementing this system.
Note: You will not see the Warriors on this list because I'm not so sure Monta Ellis is a PG. If you think he is, let me know.