Originally Posted by Shifty.py
One thing rubs me against the grain and I usually 100% agree with what Jack says
But here he claims that to guarantee 5-6-7 seed in playoffs we will have to run starters for 38 minutes. I guess he trusts them but not the bench nor Casey rotations.
My stance is that to be in playoffs we have to avoid injuries and not put too much on starters, find an extra gear off the bench. We have good depth and skillset there, utilize it properly.
Your stance is proof of concept for Jack"s claim.
Last year our starters held their own against conference playoff teams, and suffered breakdowns in key units of the first team. With poor spares, our second team was our achilles.
Beyond our starting 5, we don't have credible replacements or a cohesive unit. The current team will make a bit of noise in the regular season at times, maybe go on a short run or two, you know, great hope building entertainment.