Re: race for the #1 seed in the east
posted at 3/10/2011 9:24 AM EST
In Response to Re: race for the #1 seed in the east
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: race for the #1 seed in the east : Good post.. Doc always talking about reducing the minutes for the starters but rarely follows through unless a blowout. Theres a balance of winning games vs minutes.. we'd all like to do both, win games and rest our starters...just doesnt work that way. Im especially concerned with Ray, whos had a great season but we remember the playoffs over the past few years and the struggles hes had with his shot. Rays had so many bad shooting streaks in the playoffs... on good looks for him... that a reasonable person can only attribute to either injury or tired legs. Rest is important and I hope Doc can find a way to get it
Posted by Karllost[/QUOTE]
Karl, I agree that Ray's minutes are the big worry. KG's minutes and Paul's minutes are managed. Rondo has something else wrong (physical or in the mind - don't know). Its Ray that is getting worn out, IMO.
As for Rondo, young guys can play the minutes if healthy. If he's not healthy, Doc shouldn't be playing him so much. But if healthy, minutes are not a valid excuse. Heck, Monte Ellis, Aldridge, Rudy, Gay, Durant, Deng, Dorell Wright, Lebron, Gerald Wallace, and Dwill all play more mins than Rondo and their play hasn't suffered! Rose, Wall, Wade, Iguodala, and Howard play about the same minutes and their play hasn't suffered. Why, they're all young like Rondo. Minutes are an excuse. The kid is not focused, that's all. Unless he has an injury we're not being told about - he needs to get off his rear and play better! Live up to the hype - that's what stars do!