Leave Ed Davis in the starting lineup when Darrell Arthur comes back. Hopefully Darrell is back for the Portland game. This leaves both of them in their most comfortable role, allows Darrell to work his way back in smoothly, and lets Davis continue his line of progress with the starters.
Rest Zach until the Denver game. Let him heal. Bring him back rested. In fact, pull a Popovic and send Zach to Denver early for some "special therapy", and let him work out in the high altitude to get acclimated.
I have seen some "expert's" opining out there, saying the Grizz could go 0 for 4 on this trip, and that they will be lucky to win one game, very lucky if they split. Nope.
Go win the Portland game with the lineup you have been playing with Davis at power forward, and Darrell off the bench.
Take your best shot in LA with that same lineup on the 2nd night of the B2B. If the game gets away, get the starters some rest.
Meet the well-rested, ready-to-rumble Zach Randolph in Denver, and do everything within your power to win this game.
Take care of business in Utah.
Return home from the killer road trip having won 3 of 4 or better, and a firm grip on the three seed.
Rest and prepare day...
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Wadaya think? I am looking for counter strategies or adjustments to this one.