The Cavaliers are playing with a very short rotation because all-stars Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving are nursing injuries. Coach David Blatt is reduced to playing 8 guys in each game. After the decisive 103-82 loss in Game 4, a few Cavs players are getting tired of watching from the sidelines. According to an ESPN report, players were itching to see more playing time. According to unnamed sources, “David Blatt could rely more on the veterans he’s been leaving unused on the bench. Players have begun to privately grumble that Blatt needs to use his whole roster.”
LeBron played 142 minutes in the first three games. He played 41 out of 48 minutes in Game 4. James played 45 out of 48 minutes in last night’s Game 5 in Oakland. I believe Shawn Marion should log more minutes. This will be Marion’s last season as he plans to retire after the season is over. Marion won a NBA championship in 2011 Dallas Mavericks and his experience can be a big asset. Marion is locked in and is itching to play but Coach Blatt has not made any attempt to use Marion in the Finals. Crazy right?