Re: Starters Less Important With This Type of Depth
If we play the pressing intense D like last season it will take 9-10 players to maintain the pressure D. It is exhausting to full court press for a high % of a game. Yes, the 7-8 guys will get a majority of the minutes, but the 9 and 10 players are needed to rest those with a lot of minutes. If we are not going to press then we only need 7-8 guys.
I’ll agree at the start we’ll play a bunch of guys just to figure out, by conference play, who’ll be those 7-8 guys.
I see us playing as many as 10 players at least in the early going. It's great to have a deep bench especially if we lose a player or two to injury.
Until proven otherwise, we’ll play with 7 or 8 guys as a regular rotation, with situational minutes (ex end of half or offense/defense switches to end games if regular guys are in danger of fouling out). I can’t remember too many instances where we didn’t think the upcoming team had more depth than the last….it rarely materializes.
Yes Jones has earned the right to start. But we have so many pieces (on paper) for next year we should see a lot of folks with decent minutes. Jones may start and not get many more minutes than he got this year. Jadon's minutes depend upon the development of the rest of the squad.
The new folks are somewhat unknown to us. Jones is a known commodity and will be treated as one. Pencil him in at as a starter.
he certainly could start -- but with a deep bench and if they play an up tempo game he along with other players on the bench will get plenty of minutes --
Agree, Jones should start at the 2 or 3 slot.
No way is Jones not starting.
at first glance -- we should have a very strong bench and hopefully we play an up tempo at both ends of the court -- press press press -- it looks like we will have a lot of pieces to move around with -- we should be at least 10 or 11 players deep next year
pg - 6' murray
sg - 6'3" marcus
sf - 6'5" a traore
pf - 6'10" stroud or l traore
c - 6'11" chayce
Looking at the depth chart, here is what I see. Several of our players are able to play multiple positions, so I may list them under more than one slot.
PG: Murray, Tsohonis, Hunter, Hart
SG: Jones, Tsohonis, Hunter
SF: Jones, Rotegaard, A. Traore, George
PF: A. Traore, L. Traore, Stroud, Ngoyi, Rotegaard
C: L. Traore, Polynice, Stroud, Ngoyi, Yan
Not having seen most of these guys play, but knowing the value of at least some experience, potential starting lineup:
PF: A Traore
C: L Traore
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