Rooscooter wrote:Only complaint is that it was too many minutes.... we need to find a way to have this level of success with the starters at or near about 32 minutes or so.
Totally Agree with this! We need to not only make sure our top flight players are fresh for the playoffs, but we also need to develop the reserves that we have and make sure that our entire roster gets some kind of comfort on the floor going into the playoffs, just in case someone gets into foul trouble or is hurt.
The game we played today was more indicative of how the playoffs are played, with starters logging heavy minutes, but we should be able to make it through games against the majority of opponents while resting the starters for more than 10 minutes each. If not, we may not have enough left in the tank to make a serious push.
For now, I am only mildly concerned about the sustainability of our top heavy roster. So far, I am encouraged by the progress we are making, and by the impact of Nash and a healthy Pau Gasol. I think we should be good enough, very soon, to be able to play our bench more often. I really hope that happens. Nonetheless, it should be fun to watch.
The End is nigh. Time for a total Cut and Shuffle. Kobe contract was a mistake...time to avoid making more. The future is here, whether we want it to be or not. An era is over, but for the death rattle, and it's time for the cycle to begin anew. Growth and change are scary and painful, but alas...nothing worth achieving comes easily.