Gregg Popovich is notorious for resting players and managing minutes very well. Though this season shows that no matter what you do players still get hurt. The spurs are really injured right now going into the playoffs.
Parker averaged 32 mins a game. That was the highest on the team. Parker right now is battling injurys and as we saw when we played the spurs he was a non factor in the game. Blake easily shut him down.
So is pops resting tactic really working? The guy hasn't won a ring since 2007 and the team just seems to fail in the playoffs due to injurys every year.
If pop wanted to win the best record in a 82 game season he could do it. He's great at that but he only gets teams for that. Though after that long season even with the great minute managing and resting you just can't keep a guy from getting hurt.
Parker,Ginoblii, diaw all dealing with bad injurys.
Im not really applying this to the kobe injury though. Him playing 48 minutes a game definitely was one reason he was injured but we were in a tight spot and we needed wins.
People get injured and theres nothing you can do about it. Best thing to do is get players who dont get hurt. Parker, Ginoblii, some what duncan are injury prone players. At least they are now. Thats why they fail so much in the playoffs.
A lot of this stuff of course is luck but we need to focus on getting players who can take the 82 game season. A guy like Hill for instance is a great player but he is so injury prone. He seems to always be hurt. A big reason why I think we should move on from him. Nash also injury prone. He missed 32 games this season and we will be lucky to get him for the 1st round of the playoffs.
The main point here is we can't just get player who are known to get injured, try to manage there minutes really well and hope for the best. We need to get players who can with stand the 82 game season over anything.