Re: Do we rest our stars or no?
I like that Rose has been able to sit out the entire 4th quarter the last two games. If we have a big enough lead, why not sit Rose on the bench as much as possible? We've got some games coming out that should be pretty lopsided: Minny, Detroit, Toronto. If we can get a good lead in those games, it should allow Rose to rest enough where he's feeling good for the Boston game.
As far as sitting them out for full games, that doesn't seem like Thibs MO. He wants the guys to keep pushing no matter what, and unless they are truly injured, it doesn't make sense to rest them for a full game at the end of the season. You want to keep momentum by playing, not sit out, especially at this point of the season.
Oh yeah, thanks Memphis!