March 28, 2017, 12:12 am
Kosta Koufos finished with 11 points, one assist, five boards, two steals, three blocks on 5-of-7 from the field in Monday’s 91-90 win over the Grizzlies.
In an effort to beat his former employer coach Dave Joerger halted the youth development for the night and played his veterans Kosta Koufos, Garrett Temple, Anthony Tolliver and Darren Collison big minutes. The only young players safe from the change were Willie-Cauley Stein 12 & 9 along with Buddy Hield 14 & 4. Skal Labissiere only played nine minutes and George Papagiannis received a DNP. Things should go back to normal for the next game meaning Skal and Papa G will get their minutes back, while most of the vets aside from Collision will take a hit.
Dave Joerger said tonight was probably the last opportunity they have to really play all the vets together like he did.
— Sean Cunningham (@SeanCunningham) March 28, 2017