ConstableGeneva wrote:Slax wrote:ConstableGeneva wrote:How do you even decide at what point is he gonna be an asset rather than a liability on the floor? 70% healthy? 80%? 86.3% healthy? If they try to ease him in, they could bring him off the bench.
Assuming there isn't a risk of re-injury, how healthy does he need to be for playing him to be a better option than playing Semi, Grant, and Wanamaker a combined 38 minutes a game? Because that was what we were resorting to in the Raptors series. I don't think he has to be that healthy to be a much better option than Semi in limited minutes.
Skill-wise and BBIQ, I take a hobbled Hayward over anyone on the bench. I guess I'm worried about his mobility on defense more than anything.
Those are the 2 things in order for me. No re-injury risk, then mobility on D. If he has that, play him as long as he can go. I think once you get past #1, then bring him off the bench for short stints and see how it goes. If he can hang, the short stints become long ones.
To the OP, whether it's bench or starting at that point, I don't really care. Just play the current starters/Gordon for as close to 40 minutes as they can go and win 8 more times.