This game against the Nets again makes me think we need to gve Saras a real change to lead this team. During his stints today, he did make a few mistakes, but he also made several assists for dunks and hit a few threes, and other shots that, in the balance, helped us make good runs while he was in. But Rick can't see the forest for the trees and benches Runi after he makes a mistake or two, while all the while leading the team on significant runs.
Either BBall or Brichard (I think) has said several times they would like to see Saras start for several games and see how we do. Right now, he is just on too many egg shells psychologically. We need someone like him to lead the team and fuel the offense.
He is the kind of guy who will make mistakes here and there. He needs the freedom to do so. We need to see, Carlisle needs to see, if in the long run Runi's overall play helps bring the team to that next level we so desperately need.
We still don't know if he can do that. Anecdotally, to me, it looks like he can. If he can't fine. But let it be shown for a fact. We did, after all, spend a few million to bring the guy here.