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If it was that easy, everyone would do it.

Seriously, as we've seen in all but the most recent game, you can't just save your best guys for the end of the game if you aren't in the game at that point.
The way that I look at it is that you make your decisions based on the guidelines that the Medical Staff has laid out to you....hence my preference to "stick to the 20 minutes" that the Doctors have prescribed for Dunleavy and Hansbrough ( until they deem it fit for them to expand the # of minutes that they can handle ) while expanding the # of minutes that Luther and Solo play.

If there were a clear dropoff in benefit between playing ( A ) Dunleavy and Murphy whatever minutes that they should play while giving 10-15 minutes a game to Luther and Solo and ( B ) simply giving far more minutes to Dunleavy and Murphy that they can really handle......then I can agree with the notion that we should go with Option "B" over Option "A".

I'd much rather use whatever depth we have and risk losing a game then ( possibly ) over-exerting Dunleavy or Hansbrough and risk losing either of them to some injury. I can see "gambling" with Dunleavy/Hansbrough minutes if it were later in the season and we have a clearer picture of where we stand in the Playoff Picture ( hence it's worth the risk )...but since the season is young and we still have a large # of games to play ( and frankly, I'm not too confident in our Team now )....I don't see the need to risk over-exerting Dunleavy/Hansbrough if we have the option to give more minutes to Players like Luther and Solo.