Reduce Minutes, Win Games

After months of begging, I finally caved and agreed to meet Doc Rivers for dinner. Hopefully now, he’ll understand how to handle player rotations (Yes, I’m still beating this drum). My direct order for the games remaining on this cakewalk schedule (Miami, Chicago, Indiana, Charlotte, Washington, Milwaukee (2), Atlanta, NY, NJ): limit KG, PP and Ray-Ray to a maximum of 32 minutes. That’s 8 minutes per quarter. Under those conditions, you are able to give Sam Cassell, PJ Brown, Tony Allen and Big Baby significant minutes, while winning the game. 

Other random thoughts:

I really feel sorry for anyone going to today’s game against the Heat. Here’s the starting 5 Miami rolled out for their last game against Detroit: Kasib Powell, Earl Barron, Chris Quinn, Ricky Davis & Mark Blount. On second thought, limit the Big 3’s minutes to 24 for this one.

The Cavs are reeling. They’re 4-6 in their last ten games. At 40-33 they are just two games ahead of Washington and Toronto. Ben Wallace is hurting. Sorry LeBron, in my mind you’re no more an MVP candidate than Caron Butler or Chris Bosh. (Thanks to Fire Doc Tim for bringing this to my attention.)

The news is even better out of LA. The Lakers are 5-5 in their last ten, which includes back to back losses to Charlotte and Memphis. In that Grizzlies loss, Kobe dropped 53 but just 2 came in the final 8 minutes. Add Derek Fisher to the list of walking wounded, he tore a tendon in his foot.

Today’s Links: Globe: Cassell To Coach Next Season? |  C’s Challenge is Motivation | Herald: C’s Hit Easy Street| Celtics vs Heat Preview | Eagle-Trib: Rondo Surpassing Expectations | Patriot Ledger: C’s On Cruise Control | Isaiah “J.R” Rider Arrested Again| Nuggets Leapfrog Warriors Out West|


3 Responses

  1. Anyone want my tickets to the game?!!? We’re so not thrilled about this event tonight but I don’t want to see the tickets go to waste. Perhaps it’s a good night to just go for the social aspect and to see what Doc throws in for rotation. Yawn.

  2. k reds u got jokes now like to see people get hurt and have bad times all I can say is karma is gonna come after Lakers beat the wizards today at 6:30 pm

  3. I just love how he calls you “reds”

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