Obviously Parsons is not going to the bench. We might as well move on from that idea.
I may be one of the only people saying this but i will. I agree with the coaches in playing Parsons, and even their slow approach with him thru the entire season.
The entire plan with him was to bring him here and not force a fast back in action like happens often around the league. I'd rather not have a situation like Rose in Chicago where he continues to have issues from coming back before he's 100%. He's a great basketball player and if people think he's not then they clearly are just near sighted. He has the ability to turn this teams troubles into troubles for other teams when we get him back to his former self. I wanted to see better results like everyone else already, but in reality I look back to the original plan and that was to have him hopefully at peak at the start of playoffs.
So now that playoffs are approaching we need to have him out there as much as possible so he continues to gain his confidence back, and get conditioned to the pace of the NBA again.
I'm also aware the playoffs are around the corner, which is also another reason I believe he needs to be out there as much as possible. Like it or not, without him getting back to the Parsons of the past we will not be a team lifting a trophy anytime soon. We will not do it with anyone else on this roster filling his spot. That's the harsh reality of it, so let him work it out on the court. That's the only way, and I truly believe it'll pay off.