There is a long list of items on an NBA team’s agenda in the preseason.
It includes finding successful combinations in the playing rotation, establishing good habits both offensively and defensively, and avoiding serious injuries as opening night approaches.
The scoreboard is secondary.
“You don’t want to be the best team (coming) out of training camp,” Nuggets coach George Karl said after Denver’s 106-94 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers on Thursday night. “You just want to (be prepared to) win games.”