The way I take it reading Mike's attitude is he believes he can play.He's a Starter and Starters have to, you know, start. Regardless of minutes restrictions, team chemistry, matchups, maximizing talent, or any other so-called "valid" reason. Starters gotta start.
I still think last year we would have been better had Conley been coming off the bench. Ingles was stellar in his starts and we were winning. That game when they said Conley would come off the bench then someone over-rode that decision at the last second really threw us off our mojo at that time. But there was no going back.
So it ain't happening now.
Too bad we don't put him on the roster and let him be available even tonight if we need him for a few minutes in a tight spot.