Marvin Phillips is averaging 4.6 points in 17 games with Erie after averaging 11 in 12 games with Fort Wayne this season./Photo by Janet B. Krummerer/Erie Times-News
With two players injured, the Erie BayHawks used eight in today’s 106-81 win against Maine. Six of them scored in double figures.
Marvin Phillips is the exception to all this.
He was healthy, but didn’t play.
“Ask coach,” Phillips said after the game.
“Marvin?” Erie coach Larranaga said.
Twelve seconds later.
“I asked Marvin if he wanted to go in and he said no,” Larranaga said. “It was in the fourth quarter and it was about six minutes to go.”
Erie led 102-72 with six minutes left in the game.
Since coming to Erie from Fort Wayne in a trade for a fourth-round pick in the 2012 D-League Draft, Phillips hasn’t played in four games. Word is he wasn’t thrilled with not playing when returning to Fort Wayne for a road game against the Mad Ants on Feb. 16.
So this is nothing new.
The question is with the BayHawks being down a big man with Sharrod Ford (calf), why wouldn’t Phillips get a shot.
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