We touched on Derrick Rose’s injury in a previous post; Wilbon in his role as Chicago apologist piles onto the NBA as he calls their schedule “overaggressive.”
Yeah, their schedule was overaggressive. That does not mean you have to play players in every single game! Did we mention San Antonio’s scheduling put them in the position of sitting certain players for games? Did we also mention the Spurs won 50 games this season? Did we mention the Spurs big guns are ready for the playoffs and healthy for once?It’s no certainty those guys are going to make it through the entire postseason, but they appear to be in better shape than the big contenders.
Hey, the schedule was bad. No question about it. The thing was, teams were unwilling to sit players for their own good. Some players refused to sit. Now we’re seeing guys like Kobe, Rose, and Dwight Howard falling by the wayside. Sometimes, the work of a coach is to manage his players minutes. Just because a team has young guys doesn’t mean they can play them without caring about how much they are playing.