Acie Show full post »
JeffB
LX wrote:


He got practice off. And he still only played 32 minutes. Fred put on 36, so he was the knicked up guy in danger of being overtaxed. If you’re going to make this about getting bonked in the nose then you can question why he plays at all up until the playoffs.

If Kyle is good to go and sees any kind of need to be in there, then he’s gonna push for that. He always has. Might be why this isn’t the first time.


I wasn't talking about the first time just with regards to Kyle. Remember putting Kawhi back on the court late and he got hurt when the game was in hand?
Quote 0 0
MikeToronto
JeffB_STR82DVD wrote:


I wasn't talking about the first time just with regards to Kyle. Remember putting Kawhi back on the court late and he got hurt when the game was in hand?


Jeff, you can’t treat grown ass men who are world class athletes like they are made of porcelain.
Quote 0 0
moremilk
LX wrote:


He got practice off. And he still only played 32 minutes. Fred put on 36, so he was the knicked up guy in danger of being overtaxed. If you’re going to make this about getting bonked in the nose then you can question why he plays at all up until the playoffs.

If Kyle is good to go and sees any kind of need to be in there, then he’s gonna push for that. He always has. Might be why this isn’t the first time.


I think the main reason he shouldn't play is not overtaxing, as much as avoiding injuries. Kawhi got that mild injury playing when he shouldn't have been playing. 

It's been a bit of an issue imo, while we tend to avoid playing guys if they have the slightest injury, when they're dressed, we tend to overplay them a bit in the 4th. At times, like tonight, you can make a case for it to some extent. But they also played in clear blowouts where there was no reasonable chance for a come back like Kyle in that Chicago game when he almost got hurt again.


Quote 0 0
moremilk
MikeToronto wrote:


Jeff, you can’t treat grown ass men who are world class athletes like they are made of porcelain.


true, but why take a chance when you don't have to? 
Quote 0 0
MikeToronto
moremilk wrote:


true, but why take a chance when you don't have to? 


Today the only point guard who was doing his job was Lowry. When he sat, the offence fell apart. I completely agree with Nurse putting him back in at that juncture.
Quote 1 0
DanH
I wouldn't have put Lowry back in so soon, personally, but I'm not like super upset about it.  It's Lowry, he probably has to be physically restrained every minute he's on the bench late in the game.  

Lowry's under 34 MPG this year.  His work load has been pretty manageable.  
Quote 1 0
moremilk
MikeToronto wrote:


Today the only point guard who was doing his job was Lowry. When he sat, the offence fell apart. I completely agree with Nurse putting him back in at that juncture.


Oh, I agree, as I said earlier. Was talking more in general terms. Last night it was tricky, they were getting hot, we were tired and had they scored a few more points, the game would have turned tense. Better to have two minutes of Kyle then, then have to risk playing him the rest of the way.
Quote 0 0