Not pulled after one missed rotation; more of an insight into how they try to balance the vet/young player mix on the floor at any given time in order to facilitate defensive communication and energy. He did not name any player—I referenced Skal as an illustrative example of a player who has struggled with rotations. Skal works very hard and is coming along. I have a lot of confidence that he will succeed.
We're competitive in games we shouldn't be. Often times we take "bad" losses to crappy teams that are level to us which makes us question what we saw against a Cleveland or Golden State. It's possible that is also by design to make sure we don't drift too far ahead of these teams in the lottery standings. I think we know what we're doing and >60% of these kids are going to reach their potential.