The Denver Nuggets officially got training camp underway on Tuesday, and head coach George Karl thought the team got off to a solid start, according to a report by Benjamin Hochman of The Denver Post.
After a scrimmage towards the end of the day's practice finished in a tie, some of the players lobbied to keep playing, according to the report. It was a fiery sign of a competitive team that Karl, after practice, said he appreciated.
Here's what Karl had to say, from Hochman's report:
"The effort was great, the energy was good, the intelligence was ordinary. We threw a lot at them - it was a long practice."
Karl also went on to say that "the mental part of the game was sloppy," and noted in the report that the Nuggets' youth will be a major factor in the team's success this season.