'How far do we want to push him?': Ratten's caution on King

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Max King will play against Melbourne but the Saints won't hesitate to rest their gun youngster if required
ST KILDA won't hesitate to rest second-season sensation Max King during the run to the finals if it's in the young forward's best interests.

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After spending the bulk of his first year at the Saints recovering from a knee reconstruction, King has played all 13 games this season, booting 18 goals and earning a NAB AFL Rising Star nomination in round 12.

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Despite King's growing importance to the side, Saints coach Brett Ratten said he would take a long-term view with any decision to give the 20-year-old a break.

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