I like most have played competitive sports my whole life. This was why last years suns was so great to watch. They proved what all of us have known are entire life (and have been taught in every good sports movie), play as a team and you win.
This preseason team is completely out of their headspace. I dont know if they're worrying about no Amare, trying to implement this new defence or everyone is trying not to step on each others toes, either, its not working. Hence.... Start Duds. Why?
He's gonna play hard, hustle and put his body on the line. When he lines up at the 4 against guys twice his size, AND WONT GIVE THEM AND INCH, everyone is going to forget about whatevers been in their head all preseason. We can get back to last years attitude, play hard, play together, let it all just ride.
Am i saying this will work all season, no. Should he even play the whole game there, no. But just let him start the first 7 min there. And he'll drag us out of this funk and back to where we should be (and hopefully Alvin will take that as a queue to make Hedo our sixth man).