How come they don't play Barkley when they are still in the game but then play him too much when it is out of hand?
I know people are upset about Barkley usage in general but I am asking something more specific because last night when the game was lost it seemed Barkley was in there at the same rate and I was wincing hoping he doesn't get hurt.
Is this the game plan? Everybody plays the same amount, all game, no matter the situation or script. Because that seems weird. I prefer to play the best players in the highest leverage situations and if those situations happen early to prevent the game from getting out of hand then so be it.
Am I crazy?