I have been reading many comments on various blogs about how the short rotation is going to be the downfall of what seems to be a productive season. That there is no way our guys will be able to do this for an entire season, they will get tired about 3/4 of the way though and then we will fall back to the bottom of the standings.
This made sense... we all saw in Chicago how they got tired, and chucked away a win. Although, that game seemed to be an aberration, in the sense that it was a shorter then normal rotation.
But do the Knick players really play that much more then normal? I checked the stats:
Only 1 Knick in the top 50 (Lee at 35 mpg). All 5 Knick starters in the top 100, and our 6th man at #104. None of them getting more then 35 per and all within about 5 min of each other. Guys getting more minutes per game are guys like Lebron, Mello, Paul, Ariza, Do we expect them to fade in the playoffs?
If they can do it so can the Knick players. It doesn't seem that MD is giving anyone excessive minutes. He just isn't bothering to take their earned minutes and give it to guys he doesn't think deserve to be on the floor.
We should not be concerned unless we see all our guys getting a crazy amount of minutes. If we see the top 10 is half knicks... OK... but right now it all seems ok.