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Greg Oden and the Minute Allocation to Players in Foul Trouble

I am by no means a Nate hater, rather I think he is doing a good job and is in the upper half of NBA coaches, perhaps even in the top 10.

A pet peeve of mine, however, is his treatment of Greg Oden when the big guy is in foul trouble.  I have no problem with putting Joel in when Greg gets two fouls.  I also had no problem tonight when Nate put Joel in after Greg's 5th foul (it was crunch time and Joel had been playing great).  However, I absolutely hated Nate's taking Greg out immediately after his 3rd and 4th fouls.  How is Greg supposed to get in a rhythm when he's in the game for 2 seconds?  Leave him in and let him play.  If he fouls out?  So what!  Joel can play in the 2nd half.  LMA can play a few minutes at Center if need be.  I just see no reason to immediately pull Greg (or any player in foul trouble) in these situations.  If he fouls out, so be it, but the way he was used tonight there was no chance of him getting in a rhythm.

Am I an the majority or the minority here?  Let me know.  Great W for the Blazers tonight as Joel was sensational.

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