On the surface, you are right. The issue, is that we don't know what is below the surface - including practice performance, or team meetings? I dunno, but Brad is too deliberate for that to have happened without something to hang his hat on. Maybe something as innocuous as a bad matchup in Brad's mind, which led to a decision in a second game, followed by...Nesmith was a +50 in 8 games when the team went 3-5 (the team was a -13)?
He was 8/19 from 3, maybe warming up to the NBA with an uptick in minutes
In the 2nd to last game before the hiatus, Nesmith puts up 13pts in 14mins against Atlanta, then 7 mins next game, then stapled to the bench, DNPs galore.
In Aarons first DNP, Brad decided to start Javonte for 33mins, play Semi for 18mins, Grant for 6mins (Teague for 21mins)
Sorry but WTF. Just rip the confidence right out of the kid by zeroing him with minutes
The Bench has been crap this year, but Brad has been just as crappy developing it.
Again, on the surface I agree.