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Nuggets coach Michael Malone vows to make changes to bench rotation: “You’ve gotta bring something to the party”

HOUSTON — After business hours on Black Friday, Denver Nuggets bench minutes went on sale.

The holiday season is here. The second-unit carousel has officially started spinning again. Nuggets coach Michael Malone made that clear to his locker room after a 105-86 loss to the Rockets completed a 1-4 road trip Friday night.

“I just told them,” Malone said. “Minutes, I’m gonna start playing different people. You just can’t go out there because you think you’re gonna play, and go out there and do nothing. You’ve gotta bring something to the party.”

This was a theme last season as well.