Like many, I'm not a fan of JOB's coaching, sub patterns, etc. It seems that too often we only have 1 or no starters on the floor long before the game is settled, and that's where we get in trouble.
Most teams sub players in with at least 2-3 starters on the floor all the time when the game is up for grabs. So, I looked at how many minutes players get for each team, and it is interesting, I think.
Here is a breakdown of how many players for each team play 30+ minutes:
5: Boston, New York, Atlanta, Orlando, Portland, Utah, Phoenix.
4: New Jersey, Chicago, Cleveland, Milwaukee, Charlotte, Denver, Golden State (Ellis averages 41 min), Houston, Memphis (Gay averages 40 mins), New Orleans.
3: Philly, Toronto, Miami, Minnesota, Ok City, LA Lakers, Dallas, San Antonio.
2: Detroit (17-30), Indiana (17-27), Clippers (17-28), Sacto (11-33).
It's almost as if we're trying to play platoon basketball without the talent to do it with. Sorry for such a long post (not my usual), but I'm old and remember when players who didn't have all the physical talents, training equipment, dietary advisors, etc. played a lot more minutes in a much tougher game.
Thank you for your patience.