The mass concesus is that one must shorten the rotation in the playoffs to your best 6-9 players for best results (depending on the matchup) and sticking to those guns. Im not so sure thats the best way to go about it with this Spurs team and I have a feeling (hope) Pop wont go with the conventional 8 man rotation this year. We just have too many weapons to let go to waste on the bench during any given game.
Not only do the Spurs have a good chance at a title, they have a good chance at challenging the norm by going against the accepted belief of shortening the rotation for the playoffs. Winning the whole thing would be a feat in itself, no doubt, but imagine doing it with the same rotation we have had all season long (with a bit of cherry picking here and there).... It would be unprecidented in this era of basketball.
The Spurs have a chance to buck the trend of current NBA standards of setting up "super teams" with shitty benches and the way the game is played in general. IF they make it that far and take it all, the implications could be league wide and I say the NBA would be better for it. The average fan might not like it, but it could be a new age for basketball purist.
What do you think Pop will do in the playoffs? Shorten the rotation or go with an onslaught of fresh legs throughout a series? Or will he mix up the linup depending on the matchup?