but not all minutes are equal
jerekbo tore it up last night b/c he got minutes, but that's b/c the lakers were playing 3rd stringers
going up against starters v. bench players is a big difference
also, the pressure gets to a lot of guys.
lastly, vince carter syndrome. guys work on their overall game to become a starter, and then abandon the stuff that got them big in the first place. for instance, as soon as fareid develops an 18 footer, that's all that motherfricker's going to be shooting