Hold That wrote: Sato isn’t a star and never said he was or would have to be. Nor was he in a Kris’s Dunn situation being a top 5 lottery pick so yes there will be some entitlement minutes giving considering where he was drafted and it won’t be anything different than Coby White... We just drafted Coby, we have another pick in Dunn that was top 10 lottery, and were not doing anything major this upcoming season.
It’s simple to me, Coby White development and trying to increase Kris Dunn trade value is more important than starting Sato.
This is his 4th year in the league - Dunn doesn't get a starting spot just because he was a high draft pick.
Currently, team chemistry is more important right now than trying to bolster Dunn's trade value. I also disagree that we're "not trying to do anything" this season - it's time for us to win some games.
I would LOVE is Dunn goes off and comes back as the type of player people hoped he would be. If that happens, maybe we start him, but based off the information that's currently public, there's no reason to think we should start him.