a 12 man rotation First assumption, the starters only play 28 minutes each. They play the first 8 minutes of the 1st and 3rd quarters, the last 8 minutes of the game, and the last 4 minutes of the 2nd quarter. An intact unit getting 28 minutes a game together, making the plays crisper, the defense more in unison. This leaves 20 minutes at each position for the bench to cover. With 7 bench players to cover those positions. Simply start with 14 minutes per bench player. Flexibility. If matchups dictate it, a starter could play with the subs, and this could be up to 12 minutes worth for any one game for any one starter. Also, its real easy to swap minutes around here and there, letting a sub play with the starters while one of the starters plays with the subs. Or two such swaps. Or three. It really makes it very simple to play for matchups as needed. But you start with a rotation, something that makes sense and is seen a lot from game to game. Several standard units that get enough time together to optimize their play. Here are the 12 players, you know their minutes. CB, Rip, Tay, Ben, Sheed start. Subs are Arroyo, Acker, Evans, Delfino, Maxiell, Dyess, Darko. There are 12 minutes for the subs in the first half, and 8 minutes in the 2nd half. Start by splitting the subs into two squads, sort of. You don't have 10 subs, so all you can do is use two 3 to 4 man units and fill them in from there. Lets put Arroyo, Evans, and Dyess, Darko in one squad with Acker, Delfino, and Maxiell on the other. For the 8 minutes in the 2nd half, we play Arroyo, Evans, (Delfino 4 minutes and Maxiell 4 minutes), Dyess, Darko. For the 12 minutes of the 1st half, we start with Acker, Evans, Delfino, Maxiell, Dyess. This group plays 6 minutes. The next 6 minutes, Arroyo, Acker, Delfino, Maxiell, Darko. Lets see how close we got to our targets. Our target was 14 minutes per sub. We came out with Arroyo 14, Acker 12, Evans 14, Delfino 16, Maxiell 16, Dyess 14, Darko 14. Close enough. And for units, thats 28 for the starters, 12 minutes with Acker, Delfino, and Maxiell together, and 8 mintues with Arroyo, Evans, Dyess, and Darko together. Five units in total, with 28, 6, 6, 4, and 4 minutes. The two with just 4 minutes vary by just one player. The two with 6 minutes vary by 2 players. Should not be too hard for all these units to get real good.