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Brian Shaw

Paul Klee: Nuggets have pair of solid pieces in place despite free fall

DENVER Step back for a clear view, and it's quite amazing how far and how fast the Denver Nuggets have fallen. I tried to think of a comparable tumble, but Tiger Woods still has 14 majors and perfect teeth. From the No. 3 seed in the Western Conference to the civic embarrassment they've become in a span of two years? Amazing, really. The low point, I thought, was when Brian Shaw introduced the phone box to the locker room. Players were required to deposit their cell phones in the box before games so the coach was assured of their full attention. Afterward, I assume, the players got an extra five minutes of recess and an orange slice before unrolling their blankies for naptime....