This thread concerns posts that you have seen, that you know for a fact that are wrong but you see it time and time again from at least a couple of posters. This thread is not to call out anyone but to merely shine better light certain topics.
I have seen this several times this year. (not verbatim) "IT benched Croshere for the majority of the three years that Zeke was here." Facts prove otherwise, plain and simple.
His first year under Zeke, he played in 81 games total and started 23 games while getting 23.1 minutes per game. The one game he missed was due to a sprained left ankle against Washington. Zeke played him 81 out of a possible 81 games. 100%
His second year under IT, he played in 76 games total and started 1 game while logging 16.9 minutes per. His drew 6 DNP_CD's (3 in a row during one stretch) during that year. Thats 76/82, which is 93%
In the third and final year, he played in 49 games and never started a game. His missed 18 games to injury or personal reasons, and collected 15 DNP_CD's (4 in a row at one point). 49/64 possible games or %77
As you can see Cro played in a total of 206 games out a possible 227 games or %91 . Granted Cro's minutes decreased every seaon but the Chicago/Indiana trade was a major factor of that (Foster being bumped to reserve big man). This year under Carlisle, he is playing even less MPG (.5) than his last year under Zeke. But I can see his minutes going up at anytime.
I am not a big IT fan, never was and probally never will be. I am just stating the facts and hopefully this thread will blossom. We can only help clear up fallacies that some us have. I'm not going to go ballistic because I know that I have about 8 blunders lurking in my posts.
All info came from Pacers.com