The following article comes from current LA Clippers VP of Basketball Operations Kevin Eastman. If you aren’t already signed up for his newsletter you need to do that as soon as you can.

At every level there comes a time in a game or a stretch of games when a player who hasn’t played much will be called on to perform and help the team win.  We have all seen instances where a player meets this challenge and instances where the player simply is not prepared.  Here’s a list of things I’ve observed from NBA players who sit for entire games, yet always seem to be ready when their number is called:

These are just some things we will talk about with our rookies and our bench players…worth thinking about and adding your own to this list.

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