The game was representative of how Rush has performed of late, as he's seen a limited role off the bench in recent weeks. The Kansas product averaged 5.8 points and 2.5 rebounds in 16.9 minutes per game in January and has put up similar per-minute numbers over a limited February sample. Rush's role will vary night-to-night depending upon the situation, as was evidenced earlier this week when he played only three minutes in a win over the Rockets.
Clark played four minutes in mop-up duty Wednesday in Phoenix but failed to see the floor in three games prior. The Belmont product saw an increased role earlier in the season when Harrison Barnes was injured, but when the Warriors are at full strength, Clark struggles to see more than garbage time minutes on most nights.
Payne struggled offensively Thursday, shooting a woeful 29 percent from the field and missing all three of his three-point attempts. However, the eight assists notched a new season-high for the rookie and he received solid playing time with the Thunder up by a bunch for the majority of the game. Payne has established himself as the top bench option behind Russell Westbrook at the point, but as long as Russell is healthy, Payne will be limited to minutes in the mid-to-high teens, while occasionally moving into the low-20's.
Temple saw his minutes slashed on Thursday, seeing the least amount of action since Dec. 9. The 29-year-olds minutes may continue to decline after the All-Star break with Bradley Beal continuing to take on heavier workload as he returns to full strength after suffering a stress reaction in his right leg.
Curry has appeared in less than half of Sacramento's games this season and has only seen more than 15 minutes in a game just six times. He has been somewhat efficient when has has been on the floor, shooting 45 percent on two point attempts and 43 percent from three point range, but his playing time is too unpredictable for him to truly warrant a spot on year-long rosters.
Wall injured his knee during Thursday's game against the Bucks and was seen limping following the game. He says he plans on playing in the All-Star game Sunday, which means the injury likely isn't anything serious. With that being said, he should be ready to go come Feb. 18 against the Jazz when the Wizards return to action following the All-Star break.
The Vanderbilt product has been buried near the end of the bench for much of the season, seeing double-digit minutes on just seven occasions. Barring an injury or two to the Dallas backcourt, Jenkins is unlikely to emerge from a deep reserve role this season.
Daniels played just two minutes in Wednesday's win over the Pacers, breaking a streak of four consecutive DNP-CDs. The 24-year-old is among the league's best three-point shooters, but he doesn't bring much else to the table and has been buried behind Nic Batum, Jeremy Lin and Jeremy Lamb of late. Daniels has proven capable of being productive when given the opportunity, however, evidenced by his 28-point (8-11 3Pt), seven-rebound eruption in 31 minutes against the Kings on Jan. 25.
Vaughn has carved out a consistent role off the bench this season, as he concluded the month of January with averages of 3.1 points and 1.2 rebounds in just over 15 minutes per game. One of the youngest players in the league, Vaughn is mostly a spot-up perimeter threat at this point in his career, and his 26 made threes on the season are good for fourth on the team behind Khris Middleton, Jerryd Bayless and O.J. Mayo.
Eddie signed with the Wizards back on Dec. 22 after spending training camp with the team this past fall. He saw the most action early on, playing over 12 minutes per game in three of his first six games with the team. Since then, he's seen a steep drop off in action, playing only three minutes total in February.