Basketball’s misguided fixation with starting

Darius Miller - photo by Walter Cornett | WildcatWorld.comThis article is specifically about the but can be applied to college basketball as well.  It makes some good points especially as they relate to Darius Miller, for those that think he is getting the shaft by not being in the starting lineup:  “A place in the starting lineup is one of the N.B.A.’s most overrated currencies. In actuality it indicates nothing, other than the fact that a given team prefers to have a particular player on the floor in order to complete a specific lineup. Sometimes the starting five consists of the top five players on the roster, but more often it’s a group that has been configured to manage strength and weakness, balance starters and reserves, and create a meaningful product out of a roster full of moving parts.”


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