Pat Riley has to realize that there's a time for foolin' around and a time to dance with them that brung ya. The current rotation of players has upset the patterns and rhythms developed over the past two years, and the results speak for themselves.
Most important is to get A. C. Green back as a starter and increase his playing time. It's ludicrous that A. C. should be the ninth player into so many recent games. Green's intensity on defense and on the offensive boards gives a lift to the other Lakers. Cutting his average playing time from 36 minutes to 20 or less has clearly been a bad move.