Exhibition affords Kampe more time to tinker
The much-heralded backcourt of Laval Lucas-Perry and Reggie Hamilton were rarely seen together, but that's unexpected during the regular season.
“We played little guys for a while there," Kampe said. "A lot is dependent on (Blake Cushingberry). If he plays well, he’s going to get minutes. You're going to see Reggie and Laval a lot. They’re going to play 30 minutes a night, so they’re going to have to be out there together. We’re going to play 31 games and I might not know my lineup after 30."
Hamilton logged 20 minutes and Lucas-Perry just 18, scoring a team-high 15 points. Hamilton had 13.
“It’s a team of interchangeable parts," Kampe said. "The guys that have it going are going to play."
Kampe opted to start Cushingberry Wednesday citing his desire to have a scoring presence off the bench. Cushingberry had nine points on 3-of-8 shooting, getting his footing after an early airball.
The move worked to perfection against Spring Arbor, it's likely Windsor will provide more of a test in Tuesday's final exhibition. The Lancers split with Oakland in mid-August, when the Grizzlies embarked on a three-game Canadian excursion.