Avery Johnson gave a vote of confidence to his veteran role players off the bench.
Johnson suggested the Brooklyn Nets begin using a shorter rotation going forward after an 86-76 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday.
“The rotation that you saw tonight is kind of what we’re thinking,” said Johnson. “And Stackhouse, in his situation, if he’s going good, maybe play two or three more minutes. If not, in the second half we’re going to shorten it a lot because we feel having (Keith) Bogans and Reggie (Evans) and (Andray) Blatche and C.J. (Watson) on the court at some point is very important.”
The 10-man rotation means more unexpected bench time for MarShon Brooks and Mirza Teletovic.
Brooks, a starter in 47 of 56 games for the Nets last season, played a total of 32 minutes in four games prior to sitting out the entire game Friday.
Teletovic, who signed a three-year, $9.7 million contract, did not see action in five of six games before going on the inactive list Friday.