NatP4 wrote:MDStar wrote:Don't know the answer to your question Nate, but you brought up Len and Lopez, which prompted for me a Brooks question. Why, if Gafford is playing as well as we have seen, is he still playing 3 centers each game? Who in the modern NBA, would do such a foolish thing on purpose? Having three centers, none of which can shoot outside of 5 ft, each playing 16 min per game, makes absolutely no sense. It's not even like we're protecting the paint, as two of the three don't block or alter shots at the rim.
Part of it is probably the minute restriction on Gafford.
The real answer is that Brooks is an idiot. If he views all 3 players at a position as worthy of minutes, he will simply rotate all 3 (see Neto, Ish, and Westbrook). He doesn’t feel the need to do this if there is a young player like Mathews or Bonga in the equation, they are just silly young players that deserve nothing in his eyes.
Yeah, a little of both of these.
The way I see it Gafford is our best defender, and Lopez is our best offensive center. Those are the two guys that should play. There is no reason to play Len over Gafford once Gafford's minutes restriction is lifted. Gafford is a better roll threat and an equivalent or better defender than Len.