Lets Go Lakers wrote:
Lakerjones wrote:How about the question becomes, who should backup MWP at the SF? Jamison or Ebanks? I mean how can you be seriously advocating Ebanks starting when the coach did not even play him last night? Do you really think he's going to start him? He started him for a week or so last season and then he sat him on the bench for a couple months, never to play again. And you think he's going to make him a starter again?
Not going to happen. And I wouldn't even want it to happen. I would however like Brown to actually play Ebanks SOME time. He should be the backup SF. Develop him. Jamison hasn't played the position in ages and doesn't look too capable of it.
I could care less what Brown thinks. I have my own opinion on who i think is the best starting line up. And maybe it saids volumes about Brown because he DIDN'T play Ebanks yesterday? And not in a good way?
^^ Fair enough. It's your poll and thread and you're absolutely entitled to your opinion. And I don't disagree about not caring what Brown thinks and that Brown's insistence on playing Jamison at backup SF instead of Devin is a mistake. I totally agree on that. To me though, I'm just not that worried about MWP at this point. He's in the best shape he's been in for a long time, and I feel like he should be in the majority of his time with the starters as opposed to the bench. We'll need his defense sooner than later.
To me Devin is a good fit as a bench player to develop. As shown last year and even this preseason (granted, he was out of position at the starting 2), I don't think he's got enough experience and savvy to be a starter. You've got to go with your vets. I wish Brown would actually develop him by giving him minutes at his correct position. But now he's putting Jamison in that slot even though he doesn't fit there. Like realdeal said, if Brown just went with the obvious and put Devin at the backup SF, and Jamison at the backup PF we'd be in business.
I guess my main feeling is that we have more glaring issues than our SF spot right now and my concern is more there. The coaching is a mess right now and our guys look confused on both ends of the floor.