Leave the roster spot open
Now we have Dunlap throwing around this idea of MKG at the 4 spot part of the time. If that happens, maybe a legit rotation SF makes a little more sense for the roster.
Personally, I wouldn't entertain the notion of the MKG at 4 because I want the kid to get learning minutes at his true position. Even if it means a couple less wins this season.
A tough 4 like Evans, or a combo forward who occasionally creates a match-up problem makes sense to me.
I absolutely agree that the team needs a post scoring, and post defending, big but there's no room for one on this roster for this season. Once Diop and his contract have gone and please God, Tyrus and his contract too (hopefully he can play well enough this season that we can actually work some sort of trade with him involved) then we will have the space.
But there is no proven commodity at the 3. Whoever we bring in absolutely will know that they're keeping the starting spot warm for MKG, but I do think it would benefit him to be coming off the bench. He will need, and get, proper minutes (roughly half the game) so his development won't suffer. I just think it's THE glaring hole in our roster.
Maybe I'm biased for big men but there is no way we are going to be a competitive team with Haywood and Diop as our centers, Tyrus as a "power"forward, and Biz and Mully as F/C's (hopefully they'll become more competent as they develop but they're not there yet).
Rebounding is obviously so vital to success but also, looking at our offense these past two games, it seems like our offensive schemes revolve around screens to open up quick backdoor cuts or quick passes swung around to find an open shooter. The problem is none of our bigs are scoring threats in the paint, so their men can sag off them really easily to block these cuts or run out and defend the shot. Even if the small miracle occurs that Haywood/Biz/Diop/Tyrus get the ball on the block, they're so inept at scoring that help defenders have plenty of time to put a body on them and worst case scenario for the D, hack and send us to the line, where our bigs outside of Mullens generally blow.
I guess there's always the situation where the "bigger wing" is the better defender on the other team and needs to stop Gordon or Henderson. Then perhaps we could send MKG down on the block to exploit a smaller defender....
Last edited by Veteran_Picksetter; 10-27-2012 at 11:52 AM.