Karl Malone on NBA players resting: ‘Get your a— playing’


Add Karl Malone to the growing list of people frustrated by NBA teams sitting down their stars to give them a rest.

The 14-time NBA All-Star, who played at least 81 games in 14 USA Basketball Cheap Jerseys of his 19 NBA seasons, told ESPN’s Sage Steele Saturday that today’s players need to play

There were big expectations for Parsons this year after he signed a four-year, $94 million contract with Memphis. But he missed more than a month with a bruised left knee, and played with a limit on his minutes per game. He averaged career lows in points (6.2) and rebounds (2.5) per game and Grizzlies fans had begun booing him at home.

But earlier this week, Grizzlies general manager Chris Wallace said he knows Parsons will work hard to return to his previous form.

“To suffer a setback like this after working so diligently to rebound from the injury to his right knee is obviously tough,” Wallace said in a statement. “That said, we know he will continue to work tirelessly to return to the court with his teammates and contribute.”

Without Williams, the Lakers will be able to accomplish a very important mission: They can tank the final two months by just rolling out their regulars, headed by D’Angelo Russell, Brandon Ingram and Julius Randle.

If the Rockets, who finished third in the West last year and added Chris Paul, aren’t yet considered contenders for the Western Conference title (and still wouldn’t be even if they added Anthony), why would the Blazers, who were an eighth seed in the West, be considered a contender with the addition of Anthony?

And while Lillard may have complained in the aftermath that he was Wholesale Cheap Jerseys China misquoted in the tease by Bleacher Report, he probably should pump the Vancouver Canucks Cheap Jerseys brakes a touch because it’s going to take far more than Carmelo Anthony to make the Blazers contenders.

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