Apr 7, 2010, 9:36 AM EST
Right now, the Denver Nuggets could use some team bonding experiences. This is a team that is .500 in their last 10 games, looks like they could get bounced in the first round and is just a shell of the team that others used to fear.
Tuesday the team took maybe the ultimate bonding experience — visiting coach George Karl, who has missed 14 games as he fights throat cancer. The Denver Post was there.
“It was uplifting to see him and talk to him,” guard Chauncey Billups said. “I told him I hope he hasn’t been watching too many of our games lately.”
Billups watched the NCAA national championship game with Karl on Monday night. And, yes, there was an exchange of ideas between the two in order to fix some of the Nuggets’ shortcomings.
One of Karl’s suggestions should have been to get Kenyon Martin healthy. While he has been out with a knee injury the Nuggets have lacked depth and toughness in the paint (not to mention missing some scoring). Getting him back — he just started practicing yesterday — would do more than any Xs and Os trick in the book.
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