What's Doc's first rule of coaching around an injury?
Don't upset the rotation (this is why Doc has started Scalabrine in place of a sidelined KG and Tony Allen in place of a sidelined Rajon Rondo).
By that logic, someone should be getting Tony Allen's minutes while he's sidelined. But that doesn't seem to be the happening.
Before the injury to TA, Doc was playing five reserves for about 60-65 minutes per game. Tony Allen was playing about 20 of those minutes. During the last two games Doc has shortened his rotation to four bench players, while Tony Allen's minutes have been distributed amongst Leon Powe and Brian Scalabrine.
Gabe Pruitt, for the most part, has been a no-show.
This doesn't sound like a vote of confidence for number 13.
Supposedly he's a combo guard who's not afraid to play defense. Pruitt is also 6'4", or the same height as TA. What's more, we know he can hoist up shots from range and occasionally attack the basket.
I say let's give the kid a shot.
Not having to run the show from the point might even free him up and take some pressure off.
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