Was at this and last friday's games and I am completely puzzled by his rotations. I understand many don't like the idea of tanking for a draft pick, and I can respect that position. But what I don't understand is that although we are mathematically not out of the playoffs, we might as well be. With that said, I'm not suggesting here that we tank, but given that the season (or at least the playoffs) are over for us, why isn't he playing the rookies? I can understand giving Stephen Graham a few minutes; he might actually turn into a decent 3rd guard or bench player. But tonight O'Brien put Maceo Baston in...my question is this, why? Baston has peaked, he will never be anything more than he is now, and after this season he will either retire or return to Europe. Same with Diener, he will always be relegated to a 3rd string role in the NBA, and won't get any better. Why not let Hibbert take some lumps, or Rush, or even McRoberts?
It just seems to me that Coach O'Brien should recognize that the future lies in the rookies and maybe McRoberts...and the other guys are never going to get better, will never get you to the next level, and likely won't even be here if/when this team reaches the next level.
Can anyone explain the logic with what he is doing?