I know that Phil has the history in the past of not playing rookies. That's because during his Bulls days he had such a deep team (compared to last year's Lakers) that rookies were not needed to contribute. I think that Phil will play a rookie if he has the ability to play bot ends of the court.
Last year was Ginobli's first year in the league because he can hit the three on offense, drive to the basket strong, and play great D. He had so many steals this year. I think Phil would have played Ginobli if he had him.
I want a first year player like Ginobli, not a first year player like Rush.
I guess we are going to have the same debate on this thread. Its fun debating with you. This past week in this website has been boring, but with you, #1kobefan, and I debating on the Rush issue, this site has gotten interesting.