OK, this was not easy. I figured out how the Pistons' players perform when they are given different minutes. I'll spare you the calculation and just show the results: As a whole, players on the team perform 12% worse than the overall average when they are given 10-20 minutes per game (remember, I previously excluded <10 minute data). They perform 5.9% better when given 20-30 minutes 5.88% better when given 30-40 minutes and 1% better than their average when given 40+. So, when you graph it, you see an arc. Basically, players don't play well unless they get 20+ minutes. Once they play more than 40, they start to decline. Not a single player on the team did better than their average with less than 20 minutes. Not even Dyess or Webber (older players). I'll go through the players and point out their best time slot: Nazr 20-30 Dyess 30-40 Chauncey 40+ (gets stonger and stronger) Sheed 30-40 (significant drop off after 40, gets worn out playing d?) Webber 30-40 (drop off after 40 minute mark) Rip 20-30 (energy player?) Maxiell 30-40 Delfino 30-40 Davis 20-30 Prince 30-40 (dropoff after 40) Hunter 20-30 Murray 30-40 (he shows biggest improvement on team in this range) Blalock (he only played < 20) So, for the most part, the more you play a guy, the better he does per minute, until you push him to the brink of exhaustion (except for Chauncey). Maxiell and Murray both responded very positively when given more minutes. Also, Webber and Nazr had a lot of trouble with < 20 per game. As far as who we should worry about Flip "overplaying", I guess I would say 1) Rip, 2) Sheed and T2) Prince. Don't worry about Chauncey.