Mag NBA preview: Nuggets

Updated: October 23, 2013, 12:50 PM ET
By Kevin Pelton | ESPN The Magazine

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A 57-WIN SEASON led to upheaval: GM Masai Ujiri shipped his new executive of the year plaque to Toronto; coach of the year George Karl sought an extension and was fired (seven first-round exits); and free agent Andre Iguodala fled to Golden State. Coach Brian Shaw's No. 1 issue (besides job security) is defense. JaVale McGee and Kenneth Faried no longer have Iggy's help D (the team allowed 4.8 fewer points per 100 possessions with Iguodala on the floor) or Kosta Koufos to clean up their mistakes.

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