Everything we're doing right now - without KD or without Bridges/Johnson (whichever way you see it) we're doing with one hand tied behind our backs
If people could keep that in mind...
But anyways. I hope Shamet is truly ready. And I hope Payne not only continues to contribute but also involves the bench because let's face it - as of now - each game's best bench player - will probably be on the court with our "top 4" at the end of the night
Bench player's productions vary, that's why a lot of them are bench players. It's why I rely less on their stat averages as compared to starters. If you're Cam Payne you find who's hot and you get them the ball. And if you're Monty Williams you give them that 4th quarter time slot.
So while I'm glad Payne got his game on, he still needs to drop dimes like an informant working for the fbi as he is essentially interviewing candidates to close the MF game