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It honestly feels like this is all just something for us to talk about as we count the days til the playoffs. There’s no real way to regulate rest. As Richard Jefferson said on The Jump yesterday, they can just list a nagging injury and voila, injury rest. And any rules about special protected or prime time games imbalances the best teams’ schedules from bad ones.
The big man rotations have been baffling on both sides. Zaza is lost but starts every half for chunks, and JaVale barely sees the court. Tristan looked like the second most important Cav coming into the series but is getting 20 minutes a game despite being the only Cleveland big that can even remotely defend. Guess KD, Dray, and LeBron are the only good “bigs.”
The coaching rotations have been abysmal. Russ should play another 2–4 minutes, and when he’s out Oladipo needs to run point with Kanter in, slow the game down, and just buy Russ some time more than anything else. No minutes for Semaj or Norris. This is not that hard to figure out.
I wonder if they shouldn’t take the bubble wrap off the one man they didn’t play yesterday, old man Nick Collison. He’s a smart defender and far more useful in PNRs, on both ends of the court really. No reason he can’t stay with Houston’s big men, and he’d be able to stay better with Houston’s guards on a switch. Couldn’t he give them 15–20 useful minutes?
That’s a good deal for Lowry in a vacuum, but $80m to Lowry, DDR, Ibaka is a heap on a team with a good-not-great ceiling even in the East. Especially as age and a new lack of depth start to catch up, Toronto could be heading Memphis’s direction soon if they’re not careful.