The Denver Nuggets lost to the worst team in the Western Conference, the Dallas Mavericks. They lost by A LOT. Michael Malone was out-coached by one of the best in the business, Rick Carlisle. It happens.
The Nuggets biggest concern is tapping into the unusual and brilliant point guard skill set of Nikola Jokic. A center who needs the ball in his hands. Once the Nuggets find a way to make this happen they will take that next step. Until then it's going to be a frustrating time.