Originally Posted by gabe91
I hate this philosophy. He's either terrible at defense and rebounding or he's not.
It doesn't matter if it's for 26 or 35 minutes.
1. It's the only tool you have left because he's been entitled to start for years now
2. You can't demand things from guys and expect them to do it when they can see plainly that he is not...and maybe that's why they play differently when he's not there.
3. He could be even more deadly at what he does well playing more often against lesser talents in the NBA
4. and no, it doesn't have to be as low as 26 minutes, but he should line up against big boys in a big boy league when he starts playing like a big boy.