so there are 5 positions and each position gets 48 mins so there are 240 mins per game available.
Melo - 35 mins, this is guaranteed, he is already averaging 36 and i expect the slighest of declines when Amare returns
Amare - 28 mins, I think we keep all the bigs mins down and try and keep them fresh for the playoffs.
Chandler - 28 mins, Again keeping the bigs mins down keeps them fresh and gives backups playing time
JR - 30 mins. Don't overdue JR's mins, he is better in bursts and I like when he plays with Melo as opposed to the second unit.
Felton - 30 mins, keep his mins down too, I think he might get more but right now Kidd is playing well enough that we don't need Felton for 30+ a game.
Shumps - 20 mins, Shumps stood out in last years guard rotation but will he in this? I say we use him for his defense and let him keep his offense to a min until he really can hit the jumper and put it on the ground. I would like to see him improve his ball handling skills and with JR playing this well both ways, we don't need Shumps as much.
Kidd - 20 mins, no need for more unless we are really hurting.
Novak - 15 mins, give him 4-5 looks from downtown and bam, we're golden.
Brewer - 15 mins, mainly use him for Defense when he comes back when he matches up real well, he is likely to see a drop when shumps get's back.
This still leaves about 19 mins a game for Camby, Prigs and Sheed. There are mins for both, but Melo is the only player I see getting full minutes this year. There will be minutes available for those that deserve it. It will encourage guys to work harder for the mins too.