Do We Rest Our Starters if Clips Lose

Do We Rest Our Starters if Clips Lose

Postby Steve on Tue Apr 24, 2012 9:15 am

Not really sure, if this would belong in another thread. But I was just thinking about, if the Clips lose before our game against Sactown if we should rest our starters, I mean it would give our guys an extended rest since there's a few days between the two games, we really didn't have any extended injuries all year so I think it'd be good to give the day off for most of our guys and ensure going into the playoffs healthy. Of course all of this is pointless unless the Clips lose....so what do you guys think
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Re: Do We Rest Our Starters if Clips Lose

Postby Kit on Tue Apr 24, 2012 9:17 am

If they lose then resting is good.
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Re: Do We Rest Our Starters if Clips Lose

Postby karacha on Tue Apr 24, 2012 9:19 am

They should rest as much as possible, IMO.
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Re: Do We Rest Our Starters if Clips Lose

Postby kray28 on Tue Apr 24, 2012 9:25 am

I don't think we should. Want to end the season with a win. Lakers need to to approach everything like a playoff game right now. No more rest, no more breaks. They are getting a rest right now.

We should rest Barnes though, and let Ebanks get a full game of work. We will need both of those guys at the top of their game.
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Re: Do We Rest Our Starters if Clips Lose

Postby khmrP on Tue Apr 24, 2012 9:30 am

NO, less minutes sure but they'll be off for almost 4 days until the Sac gm, they should get in more practice time.
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Re: Do We Rest Our Starters if Clips Lose

Postby 24K GOLD on Tue Apr 24, 2012 9:34 am

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Re: Do We Rest Our Starters if Clips Lose

Postby KareemTheGreat33 on Tue Apr 24, 2012 9:35 am

Let's beat the Queens in their "last" game in Sac-town like we did last year. It's practically a tradition :man10:
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Re: Do We Rest Our Starters if Clips Lose

Postby Steve on Tue Apr 24, 2012 9:36 am

khmrP wrote:NO, less minutes sure but they'll be off for almost 4 days until the Sac gm, they should get in more practice time.


I agree with the more practice time, but guys like Sessions, Barnes, Bynum even Pau could use the extended break of days off without the game...should be a interesting couple days, can't wait for the playoffs to get going....
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Re: Do We Rest Our Starters if Clips Lose

Postby Doc Brown on Tue Apr 24, 2012 9:38 am

I don't think sitting them for an entire game is the smart thing to do. They are currently in an extended break and getting some rest as we speak.

Now having said that, if the Clips lose, I'd expect the Sacto game to work out like an NFL pre-season game. (The one game where starters actually play more than 1 series). Starters play a half of basketball, like a normal game, and if it's necessary play half the 3rd. That would give them enough work to not get rusty and keep their bodies in game shape.

I expect to see a lot of Ebanks and Hill in the game. Ebanks will be forced into action with Ron out for however many games and Hill could really cement his place as the 3rd big in the playoffs with a good showing. Barnes has a sprained ankle, I don't think he should push himself too much, we need that man healthy come playoff time.

Blake / McFly / Ebanks / Hill / Barnes....is our bench for the playoffs IMO. Get these guys some big minutes in this game, aside from Barnes, so they head into the playoffs with a full head of steam.
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Re: Do We Rest Our Starters if Clips Lose

Postby therealdeal on Tue Apr 24, 2012 9:46 am

No.

We're trying to gain some momentum to go into the playoffs with. The last game was a good start and they should keep it going. Resting our starters is great, but they don't play until Thursday anyway, they'll get plenty of rest this week. Let's go get a blowout win in Sacramento and get some juices flowing for the playoffs. If they want to rest, let them earn it with a big win.
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Re: Do We Rest Our Starters if Clips Lose

Postby BadCoaching on Tue Apr 24, 2012 10:53 am

They've had plenty of time off especially with this week of no games until Thursday. Beating down SAC will be a good practice for them.
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Re: Do We Rest Our Starters if Clips Lose

Postby jlkr on Tue Apr 24, 2012 11:00 am

Sit Barnes, sure. But MWP is out so Ebanks is da man at SF. They should activate Eyenga to provide backup minutes there for this game. That way Kobe can have his minutes limited too. Lineup for the 4th quarter should be Morris, Goudelock, Eyenga, Murphy, McRoberts. Maybe Hill gets minutes too for the work.
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Re: Do We Rest Our Starters if Clips Lose

Postby brickshooter on Tue Apr 24, 2012 11:13 am

Play it like a pre season game. Run the starters for 1/2 a game under a normal rotation. Then filter in all the reverses in the 2nd half.
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Re: Do We Rest Our Starters if Clips Lose

Postby KB24 on Tue Apr 24, 2012 11:17 am

sit banged up players like Barnes and Sessions...

give "new" rotation guys like Hill and Ebanks extended runs...

doesn't hurt to rest Pau and Bynum either
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Re: Do We Rest Our Starters if Clips Lose

Postby gcclaker on Tue Apr 24, 2012 11:20 am

^Agree. For what its worth, Atlanta NEEDS the win tonight in order to maintain home court advantage in their first round series. On topic, don't sit players but give them reasonable time to maintain their rhytmn.
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Re: Do We Rest Our Starters if Clips Lose

Postby 24K GOLD on Tue Apr 24, 2012 11:21 am

Rest Kobe too, or play him limited burn time.
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Re: Do We Rest Our Starters if Clips Lose

Postby denimPortugal on Tue Apr 24, 2012 11:34 am

For me, YES rest the starters!

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Re: Do We Rest Our Starters if Clips Lose

Postby Kit on Tue Apr 24, 2012 11:38 am

I am sure Kobe wanna go for the scoring title. He is so close.
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Re: Do We Rest Our Starters if Clips Lose

Postby jlkr on Tue Apr 24, 2012 12:14 pm

Kit wrote:I am sure Kobe wanna go for the scoring title. He is so close.

How many times does he have to say he doesn't care about that before you believe it?
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Re: Do We Rest Our Starters if Clips Lose

Postby Kit on Tue Apr 24, 2012 12:15 pm

When the regular season is over.
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Re: Do We Rest Our Starters if Clips Lose

Postby phoenixrisingla on Tue Apr 24, 2012 12:26 pm

I think so.

Between a condensed season and a few minor, nagging injuries, if we have time/opportunity/ability to rest our guys lets do it.
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Re: Do We Rest Our Starters if Clips Lose

Postby LakerFanIam on Tue Apr 24, 2012 1:33 pm

Maybe reduced minutes... But remember, Kobe still needs to get back in rhythm with the team & Ebanks & Hill need some more burn with the starters if Metta is going to be out...
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Re: Do We Rest Our Starters if Clips Lose

Postby ChumsGum on Tue Apr 24, 2012 2:45 pm

jlkr wrote:
Kit wrote:I am sure Kobe wanna go for the scoring title. He is so close.

How many times does he have to say he doesn't care about that before you believe it?

Kobe's got some secret pact between other superstars where if he wins the scoring title, they'd agree to come play for the Lakers for the minimum.
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Re: Do We Rest Our Starters if Clips Lose

Postby Kit on Tue Apr 24, 2012 2:46 pm

Would Kobe be the oldest to win a scoring title?
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Re: Do We Rest Our Starters if Clips Lose

Postby Rooscooter on Tue Apr 24, 2012 5:26 pm

Resting Kobe, Pau, Sessions and Bynum would be a good thing IMO.... I think we can see from SA that resting the older players isn't a bad thing at all....
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