Please go check what pretty EVERY other coach did in the second to last game.
We're already missing Smart's playmaking and continuity with the starters.Can we drop the magic game already. Smart could easily have gotten hurt in the first few mins of this game.
His contributions in the Magic game were so worth it.
Sure, if those two games were in any way analogous, but they're not.
What if Smart had been hurt in game 80 instead of game 81? He should have sat that one, too. Or game 79? Should have sat there. And obviously game 78.
Hell, he should have sat all year to make sure he stayed healthy. I'm sure he would have LOVED that