Popovich Focused on Rotational Rhythm
(Spurs coach Gregg) Popovich says he thinks about his player rotations all the time, and this has occupied more of his time in recent days, with injured players healing and healthy players getting dinged a bit.
“I think about rotations every day, basically because guys are coming back,” Popovich said before Friday’s game against the Bobcats, when he determined he would wait to see how (Manu) Ginobili looked in a five-on-five scrimmage before allowing him to suit up. “Kawhi (Leonard) went down, then Manu was coming back, and then he wasn’t. Then T.J. (Ford) was coming back, but he’s sort of back and he needs to get minutes. Then Danny (Green) hurt his shoulder the other night.
“We think about it every day, how we can keep the rhythm and not screw it up. That’s always there, always an ongoing thing.”