Terrific TrueHoop article. Modified the name because of a quote from David Thorpe contained within. It's about the significance of playing time on the development of players. He disagrees with the idea that "Players who produce get time, and players who don't produce sit." It's obviously not as simple as that, otherwise players wouldn't just switch teams and spontaneously play well. A critical point to this is work done by David Berri (a douche, but one interested in asking good basketball analytics questions) and Martin Schmidt. "In their new book Stumbling on Wins, David Berri and Martin Schmidt report that players drafted in the lottery earn more minutes than their production suggests they should... In short, those players get the royal jelly, and opportunities to learn on the job." As Thorpe explains, royal jelly is "what worker bees feed a chosen baby bee to make her the queen."