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Old 09-12-2008, 09:01 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Mitchell needs to manage Calderon's minutes carefully. This is the first year he's going to be playing major NBA minutes for 82 games and we want something to be left in his tank once the playoffs start. Calderon's in excellent physical shape but towards the end of last year he did lose a step and a lot of his jumpers started hitting front-rim - a sure sign of tiredness.

I don't know how reliable Ukic is but if he can spell Calderon for 10-12 minutes or so and somebody else like Parker/Solomon can handle PG duties for about 5, then Calderon can play approx 30 minutes. This would be an ideal scenario.
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