I asked Saunders if he still plans on using an eight-man rotation with this roster. Saunders didn't close the door on giving several players the opportunity to contribute. "I'll be honest," he said. "In the past, we played eight, nine man rotation because that's the players that were able to play at the level that we needed them to do it ... When you look at our roster right now, we're solid at every spot. Some people say, 'How are you going to play them all?' That's up for me to decide, actually up to them to decide how we play."
Saunders also wanted to look at the bright side. "The positive is, the four teams that are in front of us are in the Western Conference, we're number one in the East," he said. "We're going to have an opportunity to have potentially the best talent to come into the Eastern Conference."
Hmm, didn't look at it that way Flip. Funny that this actually cheered me up a little. Anyone else? Thanks to pookeyguru for the article.