Well, the Spurs and Warriors game tonight has become a huge topic of discussion, but maybe not for the right reasons. The top two teams in the NBA were supposed to duke it out in their first game since the season opener. Pop and Kerr. Master and former apprentice. Curry vs The Klaw.
However, Kerr decided to sit four his starters for this game after it was announced yesterday that Kawhi Leonard were to undergo concussion protocol and would miss Saturday nights game. Whether that factored into Kerr's decision into sitting Curry, Thompson, Green, and Igoudala has not been confirmed. But it seems weird that the Spurs are tailgating them to the #1 seed, which they are half a game away of getting, and he would risk that by sitting down his starters.
So all game long, Mark Jackson and Jeff Van Gundy were bitching about resting players in the league is now common. I can see how this is a bad look business wise....there was a moment during the game where they showed a family from Mexico who spent all this money to go see the Warriors play, and their sons favorite players weren't playing....but in my opinion, until the league works out a less rigorous schedule where teams aren't playing back to back games flying from Eastern time to Pacific time, and vice versa, on a daily basis, i think its ok to rest your starters every once in awhile. Traveling is exhausting, and if you're exhausted, you are more prone to injuries.
Those are my two cents. What are everyone else's thoughts?
Oh, and I have to mention about my boy LaMarcus Aldridge, who is out indefinitely with heart arrhythmia. Obviously a big loss for my Spurs, who had a big presence in the paint and averaged 18 points and 7 rebounds a game...I hope he gets cleared by playoff time, but i don't want him to risk his life by continuing to play if it's ongoing matter...like Chris Bosh, who can't play! Here's a to a speedy recovery for LA