The young team and rebuilding can not always be the excuse. Monty's coaching is terrible. He clears the bench in the third and early fourth then leaves rivers in and Davis never touches the floor in the 4th. He is also a terrible offense coach, half the time I have no clue what he is trying to accomplish on that end.
Can't always be the excuse but it can be the actual explanation when it applies. About 25% of the cap is being spent on dead money. Two players getting minutes are one and done rookies. Most of the team that actually gets minutes have only played together this year (GV and Aminu played a good bit last year . . . the worst scores in the top 6 minute getters).
Davis is on minute limitations (clearly) after being injured earlier this season and there is a potential for aggravation of that. When he played significant minutes after his return (so late December), he played poorly. Now, he's playing better but in limited minutes.
So they are taking care with both injured stars. Sounds like a good coach and some good medical advice being followed.
Even if Monty is great or horrible, how could you tell with all that going on?
Trying to accomplish . . . hmmm . . . ball in hole?