Alright, while the Phil/D'Antoni discussion seems very heated right now, let's just focus on a different topic... something that certainly doomed coach Brown this year. His rotations.
We hired coach D'Antoni, like it or not. He's a better coach then Brown IMO. How will his rotation impact the team. Who will be his favorites?
I assume he will play a 10-men rotation this season. Obviously
Dwight will play a lot.
Additionally, he will have to play Blake or Duhon behind Nash. Do you guys think he will favor Duhon over Blake? He certainly liked to use him in NY where Duhon played his best ball actually. How will this impact the team? Would this be a good decision? What does that mean for Morris? Will he be asked to run a lot and specialize in shooting that corner 3? Is he going to use Morris as a 3rd string SG (because that's what Morris really is IMO)?
Next, Meeks and Jamison will most likely be used a lot. He will use them as spacers, and I hope we won't see Tawn at the 3 anymore. That doesn't seem like MDA's style at all. Are they going to play with Dwight?
That's 8 players already (starters/second string players). Now, Hill is our best bench guy, he's mobile, works extremely hard, can rebound which can give us second opportunities and has some scoring ability as well. I assume he would get some serious minutes, because we need his hustle. Every team needs a player like this.
Who would be our 10th guy? Ebanks? Will he make him into a Marion type player, with his defensive ability, length, and athleticism? Will he be used to score "garbage points" and defend?
How is coach D'Antoni going to use our players in general? Nash and Dwight... that's pretty obvious. Kobe? Metta? Is Metta going to dribble less and shoot the long J more? That might be a good thing.
My big question mark: what happens with Gasol? He's the only one who doesn't exactly fit... although I love Pau. Is he going to be traded ofr an athletic wing player who can shoot and a filler? Can it be done? Should it?
I know... lots of questions here. That's why I opened this thread. I think rotations are the key to a successful season.
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