KGdaBom wrote: minimus wrote:
KGdaBom wrote:That's not what you said. You said I'm ok with KAT playing WAY BELOW LEAGUE AVERAGE MINUTES. I doubt if any of those guys play way below league average minutes. Jokic averaged 32 MPG over the last two years so he certainly is not playing way below league average mpg for a healthy big man. Gobert averaged 32 MPG so more than an average healthy starting big man. Nurkic averaged 27 MPG about average or a starting big man so not way below league average. None of those guys got way below league average for a healthy starting big man. So I take it you want KAT to play the same minutes as Star Centers Gobert and Jokic which is 32. I hope you don't mean you don't want him playing more than Nurkic's 27 as that would be an insane waste of one of the best players in the NBA to barely give him more than half the minutes. Regardless this is totally removed from what you said , but I think I can conclude it's what you meant. I wouldn't totally hate KAT getting only 32 MPG, but I think he is a player who can handle more minutes than that easily, but it would be far better than WAY BELOW LEAGUE AVERAGE MINUTES. Honestly I knew you didn't mean what you said from the very beginning, but I was cranky at you for IMO your total over the top desire to load manage in the extreme. If we do that we will lose far more than we ever have before.
Okay, you have clearly won. My arguments are WAY BELOW LEAGUE AVERAGE, your vision is wider and cleaner. As I said before I don't want to waste your time anymore.
I admit in this case I was arguing to win and I almost never do that. I'm so frustrated with your extreme desire to load manage that it annoyed me to the point of arguing to win. I don't know if it was a translation error when you said you were OK/Approving of KAT playing WAY BELOW LEAGUE AVERAGE MINUTES so maybe I should have given you a chance to clarify before attacking your stance. Basketball is a game that I used to play for hours on end with no problem back when I was in good physical condition. I believe most NBA players in their youth played basketball for hours on end day after day without any repercussions. I understand players do better at 36MPG or less and I'm fine with that. If you are proposing less than 32 for KAT that strikes me as insanity.
Try to think about all these injuries: PG13, Kawhi, Oladipo, Embiid, Fulz, Porter, Hayward, Nurkic, Porzingis, KD, Klay.
Instead of attacking me and taking to extreme, read this article in case you have more questions about my stance. I hope you find ESPN trustworthy enough.https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/27125793/these-kids-ticking-bombs-threat-youth-basketball
What Silver could not have known was just how steeply injuries -- and especially injuries to young players -- would impact the NBA the very next season. In 2017-18, the number of NBA games lost to injury or illness surpassed the 5,000 mark for the first time since the league stopped using the injured reserve list prior to the 2005-06 campaign, per certified athletic trainer Jeff Stotts, who has cataloged the careers of more than 1,100 players since that point and is considered the most authoritative public resource for tracking injuries in the NBA. This past season, in 2018-19, the league topped the 5,000 mark again.
In 2017-18, players who had been named to multiple All-Star teams missed an average of 14.63 games due to injury, the second-highest such figure that Stotts had recorded. That figure jumped this past season to 17.02.
And according to Stotts' database, the four highest tallies of games missed by young players in their first two seasons have occurred in the past four seasons. Players picked in the 2014 first round missed 838 games to injury during their first two seasons, the highest figure Stotts has ever recorded; in 2015, 637, the third-highest tally; in 2016, there were 548 missed games; and in 2017, 751 games, the second-highest.
The question is why.