In this example, I’m good with anyone else playing those minutes instead of giving minutes to a player who’s not ready, even if doing so creating other problems (MAAR logging too many minutes, Poole being inconsistent, etc.). I’m never in favor of just giving a player minutes, I’d rather they bust down the door and take minutes or take a starting job.
This is why I was fine with Beilein being very patient with Livers–I believe that him taking the job from Duncan instead of just being awarded the job will be better for Livers’ long term development and could benefit him for the remainder of his time at Michigan. Being patient with a player and not just tossing him out on the court could actually accelerate his development. Coach B believes in earning your minutes in practice and proving your progress before seeing the court.
That said, if Nunez pulls a Caris and Beilein is compelled to burn his redshirt because he’s too good to redshirt, that will be a great problem to have.