no. not if you've already joined the run out of gas in the ecf club. as a prerequisite to the "win in preseason" club you also have to be a member of the "develop youth for the playoffs club". yes. darko asked for a trade. yes. delfino asked to be traded several times. it wasn't that larry brown had no faith in the youth. it's the fact that larry knew he wasn't in it for the long haul. so he only used players that would get him what he wanted now. he doesn't care about the future like a jerry sloan or popovich. darko only wanted 7 minutes in his second year. flip probably could have made darko happy with 10 minutes a game. darko never asked for much. you can't develop in practice only. nobody suggested throw all the youth on the floor at once. we are just suggested don't glue them to the bench all year and then wonder why the starters burn out in the playoffs yearly.