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Players coming into this league are typically young, undisciplined and raw—all things Scott Skiles seems to loath.
But they are not without talent. How a young player looks in practice and the weight room will only give you so much of an idea of what they can do on the court. At some point, you need to get a these young guys in the game and see what they really have.
There will be some mental mistakes and goofs with young players, but the only way for them to improve is to see consistent time on the floor.
Skiles never gave Larry Sanders consistent minutes last season. One game Sanders might play 30 minutes and then he would not play for the next three games. We saw flashes of brilliance from Sanders, but without giving him a real chance to make a consistent impact, we have no idea what we really have in him.
For the upcoming season, Skiles needs to give our young players a chance to grow.