Mike Brown on why Andrew Goudelock is not getting minutes:
"For a young guy he was doing a terrific job for where he was or what we asked of him. But having said that, he did not create a ton of shots for himself nor for his teammates. It wasn't like he was getting 14 or 15 points or double figure points off the bench, and so I don't think it's as big a deal or as big a difference when you're looking at production, point-wise, that he was giving us on a night in night out basis."
For a young player he was doing more than expected and a terrific job and definitely more than we asked him to do. But having said that, he created plenty of open looks for himself by utilizing a floater in the lane, he is not a PG, he's a SG so expecting him to make plays for others is very ignorant of me. (spits in cup). He wasn't getting 14-15 points off the game, which 1 or 2 rookies are doing right now, but he did outplay Blake on a nightly basis. So when you look back at all the games that our bench has coughed up the lead, having Andrew out there to score 7-10 points a night, while Blake was throwing up goose eggs would only have helped our team and could give Kobe some needed rest. On a night in and night out basis, we need scoring off the bench, it extends leads and takes the burden off the starters. Having said that Andrew perfectly fits this role, but I am too dumb to see that.(spits in cup) I will be giving Blake all the minutes and using a second unit that cannot create any easy buckets for themselves (spits in cup). For all the fans out there that question this, I understand, I am a dumba** and I will continue to disappoint you because I have convinced myself Blake has the "experience", whatever that means, but it sounds smart, and Blake no matter how bad he plays will still get the minutes. I will be burning out my starters, (spits in cup), and we will be getting nothing off the bench in terms of scoring, which we surely need. (Spits in cup). Andrew is a terrific scorer and adds punch off the bench (spits in cup), but we don't need that on this team. No if you excuse me I have to go play Connect 4 and work on my elementary offense and defensive rotations. Thank you. (Spills spit cup).
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