Is Frank Vogel going to stick with these horrid 1H rotations throughout the year? our bench gets a lot of slack for their +/- and production, but is it really their fault? How much can you ask them to do when it is normally 4 bench players and lance playing the majority of the 2nd quarter? Same story every game. Starters hold tough for a quarter (or get a big lead), Vogel trots out 4 backups and gives lance the ultimate green light since no starters are playing with him. PG and West normally sit till about 4 minutes, maybe less if there are no dead balls. no reason PG should sit 8-9 minutes of any quarter unless foul trouble or blowout. i think this is our biggest issue going forward right now. Believe it was the Laker game, the cameras flashed to the bench and PG/Hibbert/West all looked bored becayse they had been sitting for so long. We cant keep gambling and hope to dominate the 2nd halves of games. Vogels 2nd half rotations are much better than his 1st half, so no surprise were the best 2nd half team in the league BY FAR. Hope he gets a wake up call and changes some things up while we can afford to before the playoffs.
I dont offer a complaint w/o a suggestions so: PG should come out with about 2 minutes left in the 1st, and then bring him back in earlier in the 2nd. closer to the 6 minute mark instead of the 4 minute mark. DWest needs to overlap with the 2nd unit as well as he can carry the scoring load, while still allowing lance to be the primary ball handler.
Also love the Turner/Lance/PG back court, although not sure how much that will happen with GHill coming back.
The problem isnt our bench, its the fact that our bench has to play 8 straight minutes with one starter. our +/- normally starts to drop at about the 6 minute mark of the 2nd, which is when the starters need to get back in. I dont want to break it up too much because our starting 5 is dominant, but this should help us play for 48 minutes instead of 30 minutes.