Muttley, I thought this would make an interesting discussion so I moved it to its own thread.
He could certainly pass all we wanted from there, and LB is certainly the coach to get the most out of him as a PG.
I'm not sure I advocate this, but it could be worth the discussion (you know, if CP isn't our starting pg).
That'd be a whole lot of 6'8''-6'10'' on the court.
Diaw hasn't been a fast break 'finisher' at all for the Bobcats, so asking him to sometimes be the last person down the court is no big deal.
Ball skills: He is tall enough to see the floor and 90% of the Power Forwards in the league don't have the lateral quickness to consistenly pressure someone coming up the court.
Open Shots: LB likes a PG that thinks pass First. see Cons below
It's innovative, it would be interesting to see how other teams defend it..and how we defend other teams. But..we need to rethink our defense...given a lineup of Diaw/Jax/GW/TT/Nazr....who guards Rondo, Jamier Nelson, Derrick Rose, Steve Nash, John Wall, Raymond Felton, Eric Gordon, Steph Curry? all who having varying levels of scoring ability, but all are quicker from point A to point B than anyone in our lineup above.
May slow the tempo slightly in transistion game, most teams want the PG to be the quickest person on the court to blow by at least 7 of the other 9 people on the court at any time.
Diaw is not a bad shooter, and this may further send him into ignoring his scoring opportunities to Boris...Pass First, Pass Second, Pass Third, ok I've been wide open under the basket WITH the ball for 3 seconds I should probably shoot.
DJ's development. In another thread someone mentioned how we may repeat our mistakes with Ray (pretending he's a shooting guard) with DJ last season. DJ needs minutes at PG.
What happens when Diaw has a ...lethargic game and he has 6 turnovers at halftime?
There isn't a single positive thing that could come from Boris Diaw running the point. wtf
I think that he might be more comfortable there than any other position. That could work in our favor. If he's benched for Tyrus, then we'll have a pouty Doris on our hands, which would be worse than an everyday Boris.
On the other hand, he would be destroyed by guys like Rondo. On the other other hand, what guard on our roster isn't going to be? Jax and Henderson, I suppose. Could Diaw guard Allen?
Boris Diaw wouldn't even be able to get the ball up the court lol
Innovative idea and kudos for that...IMO the problem would be implementation with the person being called upon to implement...
I had this discussion with a good friend of mine last night and we both came to the conclusion that in spot situations he could play it, but he would slow the tempo down and he wouldn't be able to guard any good point guard in the league.
"Sam Vincent? To be honest with you, I don't know what his concept was." - Gerald Wallace
he'd get the ball stolen from him 85% of the time by most PGs in the league. I've always thought his handles were overrated