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zzemme
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Why doesn't Davis get 4th quarter minutes

I don't understand why he doesn't get more playing time torwards the end. Is it just because Monty is limiting minutes or does he think he is a liability or something? It just seems we play with more energy when he is out there.


jptiger2009
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re: Why doesn't Davis get 4th quarter minutes
Typical rookie restriction...it's common.


zzemme
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re: Why doesn't Davis get 4th quarter minutes
I realize its typical, but Anthony isn't your typical rookie.


Broski
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I realize its typical, but Anthony isn't your typical rookie.


You're right, which is why he leads all rookies in minutes per game.


tehchampion140
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re: Why doesn't Davis get 4th quarter minutes
He gets a good amount of 4th quarter minutes. Monty may just hold him out longer if he likes what he sees from guys like Smith and Anderson. No reason to sub out a hot hand just to make sure Davis gets his 4th quarter minutes. Davis doesn't seem to mind because he's a bigger bench cheerleader than Smith.


zzemme
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re: Why doesn't Davis get 4th quarter minutes
Ok?
So you don't think he should be playing more in the fourth? Just a couple minutes more?


Broski
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So you don't think he should be playing more in the fourth? Just a couple minutes more?


No, dude has already shown to have some tender ankles. I would actually be ok if we limited his minutes more for this season.

Next season is when you start giving him a bigger workload.


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corndeaux
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which is why he leads all rookies in minutes per game.


lillard, beal, and waiters play more mpg than Davis


zzemme
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re: Why doesn't Davis get 4th quarter minutes
I love watching him on the bench.

I guess it's just me being excited and wanting to see him more.


Broski
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lillard, beal, and waiters play more mpg than Davis


Then what the frick was Thorpe talking about in that rookie watch piece?


tehchampion140
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re: Why doesn't Davis get 4th quarter minutes
He's 19. We should see plenty more of him in a Pelicans uniform for a long time.


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corndeaux
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Then what the frick was Thorpe talking about in that rookie watch piece?


my guess is that his health has pushed him back. so Thorpe is anticipating a healthy second half?



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re: Why doesn't Davis get 4th quarter minutes
They've cut his minutes. His average is way down in January. If he's being limited, the logical thing to do is put him on the bench a little early and leave him on slightly less little longer to trim 5-10 minutes off of his time per game, depending.

Monday was an exception, of course, but I'm guessing since it was the left ankle he injured, they were quite cautious.


htran90
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re: Why doesn't Davis get 4th quarter minutes
I wouldn't mind him getting more minutes if he's completely healthy, but I think we need him more in the 4th quarter when we need some defensive bigs in.


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