Marshall Nelson, Makoto Hiejima and the like - no court time
There are a few fully-contracted players this year who haven't been getting much/any court time. Was wondering everyone's thoughts on this.
From my understanding, Hiejima underperformed in pre-season and perhaps is not up to standard at training sessions either, therefore has not yet debuted for the Bullets. There's also the issue of a language barrier between him and his teammates. Feel a bit bad though, he's 28 years old so probably wasting valuable time if he could be playing elsewhere.
Nelson - not sure what the issue is here?? From stats, I would assume he's giving the same amount of effort and energy as Illawarra's other rookies but just doesn't get the chance to play for long periods of time. Looks like the Hawks' DP got subbed on for 5 minutes to play and Nelson was only given the last second of the same game? Why is he not getting court time? I remember last season, management over at the Hawks had issues with Cody Ellis and he wasn't played at all. So maybe it's the same sort of thing.
Are there any other players who are under a full contract but are being benched for full games?