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Vinny Del Negro is still trying to work out his player's minutes, but it isn't all his fault that the bench hasn't been producing very much.
Other than Mo Williams, who has started two games while Chauncey Billups has sat out, the bench hasn't been doing much of anything.
Randy Foye and Ryan Gomes, two players that started a number of games for the Los Angeles Clippers last season, have yet to get going.
Foye is averaging 17.5 minutes per game, but he is shooting just .318 percent from the field and averaging 4.8 points per game.
Gomes is averaging 16.3 minutes and averaging an impressive .462 percentage from the field, but he is only scoring 3.3 points per game.
Gomes and Foye will get better given time, but Coach Del Negro could utilize the youth of rookie Trey Thompkins over Brian Cook. Cook is a three-point threat, but giving Thompkins some of Cook's minutes could prove invaluable later in the season. Cook can stay as a backup, but Tompkin's defensive and scoring potential shouldn't be overlooked.
When Eric Bledsoe fully recovers from his knee injury (which will be soon), Del Negro will be able to use him to bring some firepower off of the bench as well. It won't be easy for Coach Del Negro to split up time among the plethora of guards though.
Williams is always consistent, but he might be better served alongside of Chris Paul in the starting lineup. And if Williams becomes a starter for good, Billups could be used to improve the bench unit as a whole.