Originally posted by LA9erFan:
I've been reading that because of Nash's back, Phoenix used to play him in long shifts, then sit him for a long time, then have him play another long shift. I don't remember noticing their substitution pattern with him. Can you shed some light on that?
They'd normally pull him at 2-3 minutes left in the 1st, then play him from 7-8 minutes left in the 2nd until halftime. Basically the same pattern for the 2nd half. Obviously times were adjusted based on game to game situations, but that was the basic sub pattern with Nash.