trodgers wrote:Does MWP matter? A look at Kobe's minutes:
Eight games up to Peace's injury:
Over 40: 2 times
Eight games since MWP's injury:
Over 40: 5 times
if it was about minutes alone, you could play Ebanks. Kobe is playing because we don't have anyone that can make a play for others and Nash is hurt. Its not like Artest comes in and we play without a drop in quality.
Yeah but those numbers are kind of misleading because Kobe's injury happened around the same time. And apparently, he had to play extended minutes because otherwise he'd have to play reduced minutes.
So while I do think Kobe is playing more because we don't have any other playmakers, he is also playing more because he, for a while at least, couldn't afford to sit on that ankle. (Well, not literally sit on that ankle, but you know what I mean!)