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Dr. J. Naismith 09-05-2008 10:43 AM

Kerr to Limit Nash's Minutes This Season
 
Hmmm ... doesn't sound like Steve is necessarily on board with this idea either. I don't about you, but comparing how Popovich handled Avery Johnson and Kerr towards the end of their careers is kind of laughable. I mean, his intentions in trying to find ways to make them more effective at an older age and prolong their careers is fine and dandy, but I don't see Nash really taking to this suggestion all that well. :(

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Originally Posted by USA Today
It's always interesting to see how players who have been through the Gregg Popovich system in San Antonio evolve when they move on to be head coaches and executives in the NBA.

Former Spurs point guard Avery Johnson ran a similar simulation to the Popovich system when he coached the Dallas Mavericks and had a great deal of success early on. Now Phoenix Suns general manager Steve Kerr, the one-time Spurs guard, is planning to implement a Popovich strategy with regard to 34-year-old Steve Nash.

According to a report in the Phoenix-area East Valley Tribune, Kerr is planning to have Nash play roughly 70 of 82 games this season. That's assuming, of course, Nash is otherwise healthy. This is directly in line with Popovich's proven method of making sure his top players are ready to go 100% for the playoffs.

"We'll see how it goes," Nash told the East Valley Tribune. "Those are great intentions, but is it realistic? We'll see."

Looking at Tim Duncan's minutes, Popovich has rested his big guy more and more over the course of the first half of the season when the Spurs often get written off and then works him up to full speed in the second half, when they "coincidentally" move to the top of the standings.

Nash played in all but one of the regular-season games last season.

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dfunkie1 09-05-2008 11:27 AM

i think you read it wrong, dr.j. they're talking about pop's system that avery used last season with dallas which kerr is following suit of for the suns. nothing about their playing careers aside that they both played under him.

as for nash, he can shut it. if it costs them a couple of games during the season, so be it. play-offs my friend, play-offs.

Superjudge 09-05-2008 01:15 PM

oh yes, tell Nash to shut it, what would he know?

dfunkie1 09-05-2008 01:37 PM

he knows that he plays 34 minutes a night at 34 years of age in a position that requires a great deal of stamina. i guess he has nothing to worry about since he doesn't exactly exert himself on the defensive end. so nevermind, he shouldn't have to worry about having the gas to endure a long play-off run. silly me.

INSIDER 09-05-2008 02:19 PM

hmmmm, lets see....
how many years in a row has Phoenix been an NBA powerhouse? ALOT.
how many times has this powerhouse actually done any damage in the playoffs? ZERO.
sounds to me like Pheonix realizes that "who the fuck cares about regular season"... the time that really counts in post season.
sit nash 4 minutes more a game... why not.
its not going to jeopardize their regular season record. but it will definitely help when playoffs roll around and he isnt beaten down.
if i'm a suns fan, i'm all for that idea.

Gurk 09-05-2008 03:46 PM

It sounds pretty dumb but when you think about it, it makes sense

Superjudge 09-05-2008 03:51 PM

Tuggle don't be a twat.

If he's tired in games they will take him off the floor.

Scheduling days, or games off is fucking wrong, and if I'm not mistaken, its against the rules.

dfunkie1 09-05-2008 11:36 PM

the whole purpose is not to get him tired. it's that simple. nowhere did it say anything about scheduling days off. it's cutting minutes. having a player tired in games will cost you, if not immediately, in the long term.

you should probably try reading the article before commenting on peoples opinions, ass.

'trane 09-06-2008 12:16 AM

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Originally Posted by TuggleBled (Post 53937)
the whole purpose is not to get him tired. it's that simple. nowhere did it say anything about scheduling days off. it's cutting minutes. having a player tired in games will cost you, if not immediately, in the long term.

you should probably try reading the article before commenting on peoples opinions, ass.

...but...

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Originally Posted by USA TODAY
Kerr is planning to have Nash play roughly 70 of 82 games this season.


dfunkie1 09-06-2008 12:29 AM

but

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That's assuming, of course, Nash is otherwise healthy.

dfunkie1 09-06-2008 12:40 AM

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"I feel like you can always use the rest," Nash said. "If you can get to the postseason well rested, it’s perfect. But you can’t always afford to do that."
i take back me telling nash to shut it.

'trane 09-06-2008 12:03 PM

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Originally Posted by TuggleBled (Post 53943)
but

That's assuming, of course, Nash is otherwise healthy.

this is a non-sequitur.

Superjudge 09-06-2008 12:59 PM

you see tuggboat, I is always right.

play nice

dfunkie1 09-06-2008 01:02 PM

i'm an ass

but you can always be right sitting on a fence, mr.layton


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