Bringing this forward... Wow... I don't even know what to do with all of this... It's downright paranoid and absurd to claim that the coach is sabotaging the team to get minutes for Singler, in order to make him look better. If this were the case, Singler would be starting. Jennings/Pope/Smith/Monroe/Drummond are fifth in the league in minutes played together as a five-man unit. Singler is 179th in the league in minutes played per game. While he does have a tendency to put Singler and/or Stuckey into the game after 7 or 8 minutes, nearly all coaches do this with their bench players. Very few starting squads are on the floor for the whole first (or third) quarter. So you're complaining about the coach making adjustments if the starting five isn't playing or matching up well? I don't even know if that's worthy of a retort - it's the coach's job to watch what's going on on the court and substitute as necessary. I agree with your assertion here - that the starters are playing even up for the most part. They aren't that terrible of a unit, really. You talked about subs, but only mentioned Bynum and Singler (with Bynum being twice as bad as Singler recently). My contention is that Singler's terrible-looking results are primarily because of who he plays with. Here are the totals for the season: (starters) Jennings/Pope/Smith/Monroe/Drummond: -40 (456 minutes) Jennings/Stuckey/Singler/Smith/Monroe: -37 (104 minutes) Jennings/Pope/Singler/Smith/Monroe: +21 (62 minutes) Jennings/Pope/Singler/Monroe/Drummond: +13 (29 minutes) Jennings/Pope/Singler/Smith/Drummond: -24 (8 minutes over 2 games) Singler and Stuckey are -83 for the season. Singler and Drummond are -110. Singler and Monroe are -3. Singler and Smith are -27. Singler and Bynum are -49. Singler and Harrellson are -16. Singler and Billups are -12. Singler and Jerebko are -18. So what's the hang-up? Why am I defending the dude? Singler and Pope are +14 over 347 minutes. When Singler has assistance on the perimeter (i.e. someone else that can guard their man), he becomes much more effective. Again, I'm not saying that Singler is all that amazing, but when I compare these stats to Stuckey's (minus with everyone except Smith (+2)), I start to think that maybe the reason Singler shows poorly is because of who he plays with.