The first two charts are '100% Stacked Area' charts - both a color and grayscale version.
A few notes about these:
- I refrained from adding in axis titles, or axis markers. They cluttered already busy charts, and (I thought) required added explanation regardless.
- X-axis: The game number played, as in, game #1 of the season (far left), or the most recent game #59 against the Bucks (far right).
- Y-axis: Percent of total minutes, per game. This means that the thickness of any players' color at any point is a percentage of the total minutes played that game. The thicker the color, the more minutes that player had at that point in the season.
- There were two overtime games, which aren't accounted for by nature of the percent axis (% of 265 min vs. % of 240 min).
- The All-Star Game is not accounted for.
- I tried to cluster players with similar roles together, but it's far from ideal.
- This seemed to be the best of the available options to represent this data, but it certainly isn't perfect. The 'points' make sense (they correspond to games) - the lines that connect them do not. This is misleading in the sense that you're supposed to track the width of a player's color, but the width is only accurate at points, not between them.
Shout-out to LOVEMEORSPEIGHTSME for his interesting fanpost where he asks the question: should Steve Kerr rest Klay Thompson for a few games? That poll is looking pretty definitive...
Here's a Klay Thompson bar graph of minutes played, which you can reference before voting:
If you're interested in a similar chart for another player, let me know in the comments and I'll edit them in.