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Boris Diaw is by no means a youngster and is a valuable asset to the team when healthy. However, resting him holds little purpose. Giving him playing time is the right decision, but doing so while making sure that he doesn't grow tired is important.
Few players in the league are more one-dimensional than Matt Bonner, but few know their role nearly as well as the Red Mamba. He's a valuable three-point shooter, but not valuable enough that the team needs to make adjustments.
If the game's verdict is unimportant, then keeping him sidelined is counterproductive, but his usage will be limited in the playoffs.
Here is where it gets fun.
DeJuan Blair's career has seen more ups and downs than a roller coaster, and while he has finally found himself a consistent role, I'm still not sure that it's the right one. Glued to the bench, the undersized center rarely sees an abundance of playing time.
However, the same was true last year, but Blair was thrown into action against the Thunder in what seemed to be a desperation attempt to improve on the boards.
Once playing time becomes available, Blair should be given an ample amount—in order to get him ready in case the team should need his expertise later.
The Spurs' new addition, Aron Baynes, will rarely—if at all—find himself on the court come playoff time. Still, the foreign big man is a project, and the team should give him time once the games lose meaning. Doing so will have no effect on the team's postseason run, but it would be good experience for the future.