This may sound like sacrilege to some but even before i heard about the injuries to batum and aldridge i was weighing the merits of resting our starters for the clevelvand game.
I see no way the Blazers win this game at full strength with proper rest. Instead they play them on the 2nd night of a back to back and now will do so without Aldridge and likely without Batum.
Would it really be so unwise to start sergio / rudy / outlaw / frye / przybilla
Use oden, bayless, randolph off the bench. blake, roy and aldridge play too many minutes as it is and there's a lot of important basketball left. popovich did this before the allstar break to give his main guys a break.
i'd love to see nate do the same although i'm certain he would never willingly concede a game. if he did, how would you feel about it?