Just finished watching the 1st summer league game and man I am pretty pumped. Granted it was against mostly scrubs. We are gonna need a deep bench to play that press every game. Outside of maybe 1 big I think we are fine on the wings.
PG: Kemba 30mpg / Sessions 18mpg
I am probably being overzealous here with Kemba's minutes with the pace and pressure we will run but I am hoping we can get 28-30 mpg out of him. Hate to say it but Dunlap needs to put a redlight on his outside shooting unless it is completely wide open and set. Kemba needs to focus on attacking the basket for easy points and easy buckets for teammates. Then look for mid range pull up jumpers. Sessions will be great off the bench imo.
SG: Hendo 27mpg / Gordon 16mpg / Taylor 5mpg
I am torn here. I actually think Taylor is a better option at SG but then we would have no depth at SF. For now though I would roll with Hendo starting. He needs to be more assertive on the offensive end though. Gordon will make for a nice offensive spark off the bench. Then sprinkle in some minutes for Taylor here.
SF: MKG 30mpg / Taylor 18mpg
Great SF rotation. They compliment each other nicely. Just gotta make sure MKG plays within himself and doesnt take to many 3's unless he can prove to shoot 35% or better. But I am sure he will play to his strengths and within the flow of the game.
PF: (free agent) 25mpg / Tyrus 23mpg
Hopefully we get a starting quality PF. Praying for Scola. Until Tyrus can prove himself I dont want him getting anymore than 23mpg.
c: Biz 25mpg / Mully 23mpg
Talk about polar opposites. They both need more minutes than this although I am not sure of their fitness level. Mully needs to ton it down about and look to find his shot within the flow of the offense. Biz just needs to focus on defense and rebounds and work on solidifying 1-2 go to post moves.
Gonna really have to wait till after the season starts to be able to really break down a rotation that is most optimal. This is just what I would roll with game 1.
Biz and BJ will play together I'm fairly certain. As will Kemba and Sessions. TBH I think the best lineup this team has is Kemba/Gordon/Hendo or MKG/Biz/BJ. But that probably wont get too much burn.
The prob is we need MKG and Taylor on the court at the same time imo. The on ball defense they can apply is outstanding.
Id be tempted to run this lineup ALOT
MKG prob needs to bulk up more in the upper body to be able to defend most PF's though....
Taylor is a 2nd round pick, you can't expect him to play that many minutes. Gordon will play twice as much as Jeff. You also forgot Reggie Williams.
I guarantee you Gordon will not play DOUBLE the minutes of Taylor. Taylor will be the PRIMARY backup to MKG and will be a huge asset to this team with his defense, shooting, and athleticism. Hendo will start at SG so Gordon will also be a backup.
There just wont be many minutes for Reggie with the signing of Gordon imo
If stats in college were so important then why do you think MKG will be good? Oh, and Jimmer looked great in college. How's he doing?
Whether Taylor was supposed to be a 1st rounder is irrelevant. He didnt go for one reason or another and while he may be better than most second rounders he's still not going to get minutes over a proven player like Ben just because you think he looked good in one summer league game. Your expectations need a reality check.
as of right now our best rotation might be
I won't be surprised if we end up playing a 9-10 man rotation, going small a lot, and it ends up looking something like this with Mullen the odd man out
Gordon will be playing primarily SG, so his signing means little in regards to Taylor as I see Taylor primarily playing SF.
Your reasoning needs a reality check imo
How many roster spots do we now have open with Haywood, Tyrus, Diop, Carroll on the team?