For me the problem has been lack of developed talent to come off of the bench prior to this year so that is why Flip did not play them. Maybe these guys who a number of us thought should have gotten more minutes the last two years weren't developed enough or good enough to get the extra minutes that we thought that they should get. Also, developing young players when you have 4 guys who have been all stars in your starting lineup plus Tay is not exactly the easiest thing to do so developing a player like JMax took about 1.5 years. Finally, Hot Rod and AA are better as rookies than any other rookies we have had in a very long time. So this year is sort of a convergence of having the best rookies that we have had in a number of years, plus the development of 3rd year plays; i.e. JMax and AJ, along with the addition of Hayes who can score as quickly as anyone on our team when his shooting game is on. Add Murray to that who got some decent minutes last year and there you have it.