warriorsstepup wrote:The question I should have asked how to manage Bogut's minutes, so he will be ready for the playoffs, I know he is a manly man taking charges, playing rough, he might have to limit that due to injury. A capable Center is everything to this team, that is my main point. Every other position is pretty much set.
It certainly is a consideration. He averaged 26 minutes last year. My guess is they will probably try to keep that about the same, below 30 minutes. But I mean there's only so much you can do. If a player is going to get a freak injury it's not like there is anything you can do about it. You just play him and hope it doesn't happen.
It's true that the more minutes played, the more likely the player is to be injured. But I think that's only really true if he's playing a significant number of minutes. To the point of tiredness, fatigue. This is when the injuries are more likely to occur. I would think if he only played 26 minutes a game, this element would not be such a factor. These guys are in tremendous condition. Seems to me he's getting hurt more because of the way he is playing rather than how much he is playing.