therealdeal wrote:What did Jamison/Clark do on the floor? Did you remember even seeing Clark? He wasn't in the action at all.
You saying they're gassed? We've gotten good games out of Jamison all year long. Clark has been spotty of late but if you ask me, both those guys have more basketball skills than Meeks. They can do more on the floor than Meeks, that's a fact.
Meeks should be on the floor to space. If he isn't making shots, he's useless. Sure he's a "hustler" but it doesn't matter when you're getting beat on D, going under screens and turning the ball over. If your hustle provides nothing because your skill set is limited, it really doesn't matter.
Playing Clark 12 and Jamison 16 is enough for them to make an impact, sure. But those guys should be playing 25 minutes a game! Unless Clark is injured or something I won't accept that playing him 12 minutes is fine. There's plenty of times other guys aren't "doing it" on the floor...and still get minutes. It's almost like, the dude played so well at times this year that if he drops off from that, he's playing s*****. That's not fair.
You can cut 5-7 of Artest's minutes and give them to Clark. Cut 5 minutes of Nash and give it to Blake. You can play Meeks the same, but if he's horrible throw Blake at the 2 (or Nash) and play Morris 5 damn minutes.
therealdeal wrote:I think it's wise to do what we need to for a win. If Nash is available in the playoffs, I'm going to play him 30 minutes if I think it'll win me the game. This is the big stage, no more point in "saving" him if he can't come through now.
Completely agree with that mindset but Nash is a revolving door on defense. At least Morris and Blake can stay in front of their guys sometimes. Dude is obviously hurt and his legs aren't there, evident in his jump shot.
IMO not that he shouldn't play 30 ever, just not his first game or two. Playing a hobbled guy because we shouldn't "save" him for anything isn't going to help us if he can't give us his all. Feel me?
therealdeal wrote:How come it's okay to play Blake 40 minutes, but nobody else?
Not complaining about Dwight or Pau's minutes. We need that.