Denver Nuggets head coach Michael Malone will use the preseason to determine his playing rotation and depth charts. With that in mind, Erick Green and Nick Johnson are currently competing for the third point guard position on the roster. From Christopher Dempsey of The Denver Post:
- "While the situation may be stressful to the players involved, the Nuggets are in the enviable position of there being no wrong answer. Both are more than capable of making the roster. Green is already familiar with the organization, being acquired by the Nuggets in the second round of the 2013 NBA draft. Green has steadily improved since officially joining the Nuggets last season, culminating this year in a strong summer league and early training camp, which has drawn praise from coach Michael Malone. Green’s Per 36s from last season (12.8 points, 3.4 assists, 1.1 steals) are solid. Johnson, meanwhile, has cut his chops on the defensive end, both in college at Arizona and in his one season in the NBA. He joined the Nuggets as the only player retained by the team in the July trade with Houston for point guard Ty Lawson."
Not only are Green and Johnson competing for the third PG spot, but also a position on the roster. Whichever player loses the battle, will probably be the last cut when the Nuggets set the regular season roster on Oct. 26.