If VJ came in hot, he played. If he came in cold, he sat. His minutes were directly related to how well he played. I'll agree with lurker, there is no magic 5 minute player. But if you come in and don't impact the game in the first 3 or 4 minutes, it's a good chance you're going to be sat down for the starter at the next whistle. VJ when he was on fire was good enough for Chuck Daly to keep Joe or Isiah on the bench. Hopefully Delfino has some of those performance in him, keeping Prince off the floor, or better yet, pushing Tayshaun to be even better.