Frustrating Rotations in Phoenix
Suns interim head coach Lindsey Hunter must hate fantasy basketball.
Hunter was named interim head coach of the Suns on Jan. 20. The Suns have gone 4-7 under Hunter's watch, which is only a slight improvement considering the team was 13-29 under ex-coach Alvin Gentry. The marginal gains in the team's on-the-court results would make one think not much has changed during Hunter's time in Phoenix, but that's not the case.
The first-year coach has deployed a deeper rotation, often times giving up to nine to 10 players 20 minutes of run. The deepened rotation means less playing time for starters. The two starters who have been hurt the most by Hunter taking the helm have been Marcin Gortat and Jared Dudley.
Gortat has seen his playing drop from his season average of nearly 32 minutes per game to under 27 mpg over the past two weeks. In February, Gortat is averaging just 9.4 points, 7.0 rebounds, and 0.7 b You've reached the end of our free article preview.
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