Seriously now, we saw that Blake at the 2 doesn't work. So, Mitch signed Meeks instead -- a young guy who can not only shoot and help Kobe get some rest, but he can also defend pretty well.
What does Brown do? Play Ebanks at the 2.
Why? So that Jamison can play some 3.
Why? Because Hill is a "good 4"
and this "gives us length".
The fact that Morris, Ebanks and Hill can't stretch the floor for Dwight (or Pau) is seemingly irrelevant.How does he justify this:
Morris/Blake (or Ebanks)/Metta/Hill/Dwight (or Pau)?
This is what he prefers to, say,
Nash (or Blake or Duhon)/Meeks/Ebanks/Jamison/DwightIn this way
you would have a shooter/playmaker, shooter, slasher, shooter, primary scorer in the post. 3 of those players can defend too.In his rotation,
Brown ends up with Morris, who doesn't have a defined role, because he can't really shoot or create, slasher (Ebanks, out of position), defender who is an inconsistent shooter (Metta), hustle guy who can't score efficiently (Hill) and primary post scorer (Dwight). To sum up: bad playmaker/slasher/bad shooter/hustler/primary scorer.
Am I crazy or is he doing it wrong?