KGdaBom wrote:Jedzz wrote:I would agree they need to start using more of the roster around here to lessen the load on our starters. This includes KAT's minutes.
The trap seems to be that we often feel the roster isn't as good as the opponent's so we feel our best always must be on the court. It just shows less trust in your depth and less ability to rotate your best in with your depth. Ryan showed last season he could use the depth of the roster after the injuries forced it. This time it would be nice to see that done beforehand in order to avoid the injuries.
The better players play more than the lesser players. This is exactly how it should be. As for how much more the better players should play than the lesser players nobody knows. IMO 32-36 MPG is about right. I could be wrong. I could be right. Maybe the correct answer is 28-32. Maybe the NBA could institute a minutes rule. Nobody gets more than 24. That would take the decision making away from the team and the coaches so no team could abuse their teams players with too many minutes.
I think we all know the better players get more minutes. Not sure why you felt that was needed to be said. But stashing #9-15 on your bench for all but 1 minute is also an extreme.
I think it's common sense as to how much is too much, but that also probably changes per the player and the coach who knows his player. Lot's of people claim 40 minutes isn't too much. I don't agree because it's a terrifically long season with plenty of variables being thrown at the players throughout. Sure, 40 minutes of strenuous activity shouldn't be too much for any pro. But saying that doesn't take into account the 82 games of it, the back to back nights, the long plane trips and late nights, the steady years of this pace being cumulative and more. Maybe they played a really physical team on a monday and got a little beat up, then have to follow that up the next day with another game. Is 40 a good idea that night? 38? or 30?
Having the league introduce a limit to avoid bad coaching decisions might be an ok idea. Probably not a lot of backers in the league for that coach wise. In football i hear talk of more games, but then limiting players to only a subset of those games. I think it's wise to think it through. I see Kat getting wild in body movements as he starts to get tired. The way Rubio would when he was younger and less developed, and often injured late in games. I think things like Knee wear and others are cumulative. It all adds up to snapping something at some point.