After the Sixers’ 101-81 blowout win against the Blazers on Wednesday, Brown said he didn’t put Okafor in the game “out of respect to him.”
From the Inquirer‘s Sarah Todd:
Was there any thought of putting in Okafor [during garbage time] to get some minutes?
Brown: “No. I don’t think it’s fair. I think that you get into a playing rhythm, a playing routine, and that’s fair.
“To just hoist somebody a little tiny window of minutes isn’t something that interests me.
“And I say that out of respect to him. I don’t think that puts him in a position that I want to put him in.”