"If you look at Caron, Antawn and Mike James, they are getting 35, 37, 38 minutes, so I'm not overly concerned with putting young guys in just to put young guys in. We're trying to give them a chance to grow up and learn to play, but not at the expense of winning basketball games. So they have to contribute." *snip* "I told those guys, 'This is a meritocracy,' " Tapscott said. "I tell them, 'You get what you merit. Everything is earned in this league. You earn veteran status, you earn veteran minutes. There are no grants coming into this league and the other thing is, you can't transfer in the NBA. So I you're not happy about it, you'll have to earn your minutes.' "Ed Tapscott, via the Post. I'm going to leave these out there for discussion for now. Needless to say, these lines make me very mad.