How Should Philadelphia 76ers Manage Minutes in Season's Final Weeks?

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How Should Philadelphia 76ers Manage Minutes in Season's Final Weeks?
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Here, Arnett Moultrie finds himself in a beast of burden. But time should be on his side for the remainder of the season.

Nearly half a century ago, the Rolling Stones had their official coming out party in the United States with their hit "Time Is On My Side." And, considering that the ageless wonders just put out yet another album and are about to embark upon yet another tour, I guess they were right.

Time, however, is not on the Philadelphia 76ers' side. With only a handful of games remaining in a forgettable season and their fate all but sealed, it's simply playing time that needs to be determined. The potential blessing in disguise of it all—and yes, perhaps I'm grasping at straws to find a positive here—is that, with nothing to play for but pride, it's an ideal time for coach Doug Collins to see what he has beyond the regular rotation.

Whether it's allowing the youngsters to spread their wings, giving the vets on a final year the opportunity to earn themselves an extension or testing the mainstays in other roles, this final stretch will be the perfect chance to plan ahead.

There are 240 total minutes to go around in any given game. In honor of the quintessential timeless rock band, the following is the suggested distribution for each man on the active roster for the remaining eight...

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