Earlier this year
Time to bench Ware.
All very good for coach to display confidence in his players, and Ware has been a big time player before. But this series he's been atrocious. Only saw second half of game today, but Lisch is playing near to his pre injury optimum, made big run in third with him sparking most of it. But when he went to bench, Casper basically shot them out of game, even hit side of backboard at one point. In a timeout Weaver told him not to even think about not shooting a wide open shot, probably reinforced to Ware that his coach knows he's playing like shit but desperately needs him to score, making him think even more about him bricking it.
But there's no tomorrow now for kings. Lisch may be lacking in game shape but they have to roll dice and play him big minutes and Bruce back him up for a breather. When Ware comes on make him a penetrator, if he misses open 3s, welcome back to the bench. Will see if Weaver has the balls to do it, these junk defences on Cotton didn't work, just gave Kay a career night and huge confidence. Slap in the face for Ware but Bogut would be better option shooting 3s at this point. Luckily they have a very good ex MVP option in Lisch as a plan b.
Of course Ware will probably come out now in game 4 and drop 40 since I've raised it.