Strategic Resting?

November 30th, 2012 by Kevin Hetrick

Today’s NBA hub-bub focuses on Greg Popovich’s decision to send Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, and Manu Ginobli home, one day before the conclusion of a long road-trip.  TrueHoop’s Henry Abbott discussed the rationale and medical benefits behind San Antonio’s somewhat routine decision to bench their stars.

Cleveland has two more four-games-in-five-nights stretches in December.  In the Cavs’ most recent game, also a fourth game in five nights, Dion Waiters suffered a minor hand injury.  Daniel Gibson and Anderson Varejao regularly battle the injury-bug.  Kyrie Irving has missed time on five occassions in less than two calendar years.

Cavs fans, what do you think; should the team periodically rest players during compressed periods in the schedule?  Maybe everyone on the team should voluntarily sit out one game between December 11th – 15th and December 18th – 22nd.

I would support this.