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Offline Kane3387

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Re: Pull a Pop(ovich). Don't play KG or Pierce tonight!
« Reply #15 on: February 11, 2013, 11:39:31 AM »
I would rest KG, but the issue is it leaves us with bigs of Collins, Wilcox, and Bass.

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Re: Pull a Pop(ovich). Don't play KG or Pierce tonight!
« Reply #16 on: February 11, 2013, 11:48:59 AM »
I sort of agree here, but right now I think this streak is pretty important to the team. Look how hard they fought last night...

Part of me feels like this is partly smoke and mirrors, but the belief in 'team' is keeping this going. I fear that one bad L could change that...

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Re: Pull a Pop(ovich). Don't play KG or Pierce tonight!
« Reply #17 on: February 11, 2013, 12:06:16 PM »
I think they should start out the game with the normal rotation. When terry and green come in get a read on the game. If green is playin well then keep Paul minutes under 25 and see if green can be the go to guy. Kg should also be kept under 25 min regardless of how the other bigs are playing.
I remember they tried this last year.  It failed miserably on two counts.  Doc saw that the second team could not compete then he tried to bring back the first team troups to take the game.  We ended up losing and the first team didn't get their rest.

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Re: Pull a Pop(ovich). Don't play KG or Pierce tonight!
« Reply #18 on: February 11, 2013, 12:24:53 PM »
Let them play and see. Doc knows his players enough to get them some rest when they need it. KG didn't ask for a breather during last night's OT fest but Doc had him sit for a few anyway. It worked too.
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Re: Pull a Pop(ovich). Don't play KG or Pierce tonight!
« Reply #19 on: February 11, 2013, 12:32:07 PM »
 Without these guys I do not see us winning.   Maybe play a half?

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Re: Pull a Pop(ovich). Don't play KG or Pierce tonight!
« Reply #20 on: February 11, 2013, 12:39:40 PM »
Play to win. 


Hopefully put this team down in the 1st quarter.


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Re: Pull a Pop(ovich). Don't play KG or Pierce tonight!
« Reply #21 on: February 11, 2013, 12:58:44 PM »
the more I think about it, yea...I think we should play to win
knock this game out...then we have 2 days rest to play the Bulls at home..

and then you have the week off for All Star...which everyone except KG gets off. and I'd be dumb to think he's going to play lots of minutes in the ASG

I'd rather try a 9 game win streak than win 7 or 8 out of 9 before we have all this time to rest up.

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Re: Pull a Pop(ovich). Don't play KG or Pierce tonight!
« Reply #22 on: February 11, 2013, 01:10:33 PM »
I'd put it on the young guys, start the game as usual and tell them if they keep the lead above 6 points they get the rest of the minutes and our vets get a much needed rest. Let them know you don't want to see KG, PP, or Jet in the game after the 1st quarter.

Hopefully that motivation would result in hustle and effort and a double digit lead the whole game.

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Re: Pull a Pop(ovich). Don't play KG or Pierce tonight!
« Reply #23 on: February 11, 2013, 01:11:09 PM »
Pop gets fined 250k for sitting four guys.

Suppose Doc plays KG and Pierce for the first five minutes and then sits them. Does that merit a fine?

Suppose he plays them for the first five minutes of each half. Then what?

I'm trying to illustrate how nonsensical this whole policy is.

Back on topic, I actually think that if we're going to sit our guys we should sit Pierce in the Chicago game. That would give him 7 straight days off.

KG is a tougher call, because he will be in the AS game so he's playing no matter what.

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Re: Pull a Pop(ovich). Don't play KG or Pierce tonight!
« Reply #24 on: February 11, 2013, 01:54:11 PM »
Pop really didn't get fined for sitting guys. He was fined, first because it was a nationally televised game, in addition to not informing the league prior to deciding to do so.

Personally I don't think they should've been fined for coaching their team, but if all it would've taken was prior notification to the league, then I think that's a small inconvenience to undertake.

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Re: Pull a Pop(ovich). Don't play KG or Pierce tonight!
« Reply #25 on: February 11, 2013, 02:08:14 PM »
Play them limited minutes.  But play them.


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Re: Pull a Pop(ovich). Don't play KG or Pierce tonight!
« Reply #26 on: February 11, 2013, 02:10:47 PM »
Pop really didn't get fined for sitting guys. He was fined, first because it was a nationally televised game, in addition to not informing the league prior to deciding to do so.

Personally I don't think they should've been fined for coaching their team, but if all it would've taken was prior notification to the league, then I think that's a small inconvenience to undertake.
There's no telling what he was fined for.

He has no obligation to report roster decisions to the league. Or to get approval for them, for that matter.

He has no obligation to sacrifice long-term performance based on what the league wants to showcase in a nationally televized game.

All in all, he was fined for, to quote David Stern, "doing a disservice to the league and the fans" which is completely and utterly ridiculous. But then again, he had to be made an example of.
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Re: Pull a Pop(ovich). Don't play KG or Pierce tonight!
« Reply #27 on: February 11, 2013, 02:28:45 PM »
I rather them try to push the streak to 9, then get all the rest when the all star break comes

That way, they'll have ALL of the momentum when the break is over

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Re: Pull a Pop(ovich). Don't play KG or Pierce tonight!
« Reply #28 on: February 11, 2013, 02:42:45 PM »
I would rest KG, but the issue is it leaves us with bigs of Collins, Wilcox, and Bass.
And Melo. He got recalled yesterday.
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Re: Pull a Pop(ovich). Don't play KG or Pierce tonight!
« Reply #29 on: February 11, 2013, 02:44:27 PM »
Other thing to remember, the Spurs are usually at the top of the standings where they can afford to rest guys.



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