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DenButsu
09-05-2010, 02:16 PM
Ty Lawson is, ostensibly, the future point guard of the Nuggets.

Billups, well, we all know who he is. But he ain't getting any younger, and in Lawson's sophmore season it's in the best interest of his development to expand his role and his minutes.

And especially if Melo does get traded, Lawson could arguably be among the top 3 best players of the remaining squad, given his trajectory.

Of course, a coach wants to maximize the value of a veteran leader, and especially one who produced the most points per game of his career last season (which Billups did).

But at the same time, you also have to keep bringing the young talent deeper and deeper into the fold to develop and cultivate him into the starter he was brought in to be.

So yeah, if you're the coach of the Nuggets, how do you balance out this situation?

abe_froman
09-05-2010, 02:28 PM
depends on what happens to the nuggets,if melo gets traded than trade billups for whatever and just through ty into the deep end of the pool for the rest of the season

as for a team looking to keep intact as it is now.play him when the game gets away from you,or you feel you need "fresh legs",if he preforms well then(and in practices),then its time for him to start taking mins from billups,maybe a few starts near the end of the regular season or when billups needs a rest.this as the added bonus of keeping billuips fresh for the postseason