Look at the PT. Paul George logs big minutes, Tyler gets good minutes the last game and at least a little burn today. Collison goes longer, TJ and Posey have proper bench minutes (and you could even dial Posey down a bit more).
I mean its a bad sign to lose to the Wiz the other night, but if the team is going to have trouble winning on a regular basis doing it with these guys trying to learn the game is dramatically more tolerable.
I just wanted to start a thread on this since I'm as bad as anyone about complaining when it doesn't happen. The kind of PT we saw today is all I'm asking for. I do NOT care if Roy struggles or Rush struggles or Josh struggles. These are things I can understand and they aren't directly on the coach to fix (indirectly he should have influence)...perhaps we will find out that these guys just can't hack it and then it falls on to Larry to adjust the roster.
Get Price out there a little also and keep those TJ/Posey minutes to 15 or less and you'll find out if the kids are going to make it.
Losing games in the process of chasing that goal is something I can forgive. I can't forgive losing games while disregarding the future at the same time.
Gotta wonder if there was a management reaction to the Kravitz article or other fan complaining. If so then good. Or better yet would be if Jim himself read that and finally grasped that his career image would look a lot better as the guy that developed a great young core than a guy that went nowhere trying to lean on 3pt shooting PFs to win his way back to the playoffs.
I'd rather have JOB be finally on-board than to just be temporarily reacting to something from TPTB because that won't last and will only fester until it gets worse.