I have a team that has three guys that I would be real comfortable playing the point and another that I could use in a pinch. My problem is that I want all three guys that can play the point to also play starters’ minutes. I believe that if I use the “Fatigue” method of substitutions, I am going to end up with my emergency point guard playing the majority of backup minutes because my other two guys will be at the #1 slot at SG and SF and it will always put them at that position when they are in the game.
In order to get around this, I am thinking about trying the “Target Minutes” method and putting all three of those guys at 29+, but not starting one of them. My depth chart would look something like this:
PG SG SF
PG1 SG2 PG3
PG2 PG1 PG4
PG3 PG2 SG2
PG4 PG3 PG1
PG1 thru PG4 are the guys that I want playing the point. PG1 thru PG3 are the three that I want playing starters minutes. SG2 is a guy that I would normally have backing up the SG position, but do not want at point guard and is targeted for 9+ minutes. PG4 is my emergency point guard that I would normally want backing up at SF and is targeted to play 9+ minutes.
Has anyone tried anything like this? Will it work out like I want it to? Should I use slow down as my tempo to make sure that fatigue is not an issue?