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Predicting the Rotations

Under seven hours until the tip. If you have a firm grasp on what Doug Collins plans to do with his substitutions in tonight's game, you're a better man than I. Still, we've studied the preseason, we're familiar with the roster so let's see if we can't make an educated guess to pass the time. Just like last season, my recap will include the rotation chart, you'll also be able to find it on the game 1 page, which will be accessible through the schedule page and I'll post a link when it's up.

Here goes, I'll list them in the order I believe they will enter the game:

  • Jrue Holiday - 40 minutes
  • Andre Iguodala - 36 minutes
  • Jason Kapono - 18 minutes
  • Elton Brand - 25 minutes
  • Spencer Hawes - 16 minutes
  • Lou Williams - 25 30 minutes
  • Thad Young - 15 minutes
  • Evan Turner - 20 minutes
  • Andres Nocioni - 20 minutes
  • Marreese Speights - 12 minutes
  • Tony Battie - 8 minutes
  • Jodie Meeks - 5 minutes

I tried to account for extended garbage time, but I think Collins will stick with his regulars longer in a blowout in game one than he will later in the season. By the way, Nocioni and Kapono are stealing minutes from the young guys at an alarming rate. Very disappointing.

Thoughts and your predictions in the comments. Game thread will be up some time after five.

Changes made due to Meeks probably being inactive.
by Brian on Oct 27 2010
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