More on George Karl's Cheating of JaVale McGee Including the Likelihood that it will Cost the Denver Nuggets a 2013 Playoffs Berth
Denver Nuggets at Atlanta Hawks game on December 5, which was lost by the
Nuggets 108-104, the Coach of the Nuggets, George Karl, started Timofey Mozgov
at Center. Karl's usual starter at the center position, Kosta Koufas, was not
available due to a bout with the flu. If Karl really thought that McGee was not
as good as Koufas but was better than Mozgov, than McGee would have started,
but as I say, Mozgov started. So looking at this in the ordinary way, that means that Karl thinks that Koufas is
better than McGee and also that Mozgov is better than McGee. But that is laughable,
since McGee is obviously much better than both of them.
The ratio between McGee's playing time and Mozgov's playing time if the Nuggets were coached and managed correctly is that McGee should have at rock bottom minimum eight minutes of playing time for every minute that Mozgov has (assuming Mozgov gets playing time outside of garbage time at all). Instead of at least 8 to 1 in favor of McGee, it is only 3.36 to 1.