jnrjr79 wrote: bullsnewdynasty wrote:
P.C. wrote:This is silly. Thins is singlehandedly responsible for ending Derrick Roses career before it really began. He felt compelled to play Rose hurt for a half against a NO bottom rung team, which created the mess leading up to the first ACL. I can’t believe we’re still arguing this with the way Noah, Deng, Heinrich and Roses careers imploded. You can say Thibs was just behind the times by a little but what does that matter? He was behind the times in a way that destroyed careers prematurely. Plus he’s defensive schemes blow ass in the new NBA. I wouldn’t let him within ten miles of my roster.
Oh and Noah is another NY castoff.
Thibs did not end anybody's career. That is a tired trope. Blame the medical staff if anything for screwing up injury management, not the head coach.
I don't get this. I get the argument that it isn't Thibs's fault (or anyone's), but what's the argument that the Bulls medical staff mishandled Rose's recovery/rehab? He kept himself off the court after medically cleared to return. So, he wasn't following the Bulls' plan - he was following his own.
The other poster blamed Thibs for playing Rose in the New Orleans game he's talking about, like that was the root cause of Rose having continuous knee problems over multiple seasons, despite the fact the medical staff cleared him to play.
Only recently has it become common for young, star players to play less than 37-40 minutes per game or have load management. You can go back to the Wilt/Russell era to see that players were always playing 40+ minutes a game, while guys like Bird and Jordan played 40 minutes a game during their prime in the regular season. And if you look at the playoffs, stars played even more than that.
That is all despite modern sports training and conditioning. The idea that players today are playing more minutes and trying to find some kind of correlation with more injuries is just total nonsense that can be easily debunked.
There's a far greater correlation with explosive athletes at their position like Rose, Westbrook, Wall, Griffin, Amare having their bodies break down at a faster rate without regard for how many minutes they played.