Originally Posted by Robinson50
Nazr was playing well, became a starter again, then quickly sent back to the doghouse with a few mistakes. He was not allowed to prove himself against the Mavs, because Pop can't figure out how to beat AJ with a traditional lineup. It's not just Nazr, Rasho also was not allowed to prove himself. Don't tell me anything about 'they've to earn their minutes' crap because they're never allowed to be on the floor for more than 20 minutes a game at least once. NOT ONCE. You can't earn your presence if you're never given the chance to get into the rythum. And yes most players need at least 20 minutes in a game to do that.
We played just played a 60 win team. This was NOT the time for anyone to be given a chance or to have a try out. Who were Rasho and Nazr going to guard? If anyone can come up with a scenario where Rasho or Nazr are on the floor and Duncan does not have to guard Dirk, Howard, Terry, Stackhouse or Harris than I'll say you're a better coach than Pop.