therealdeal wrote:Lakerjones wrote:GLOCK was playing well with Blake in the second unit. When the natural order comes to what it should be, with Sessions out there as a starter and playing 35 minutes a game, GLOCK will work once again with Blake and the second unit.
We shouldn't be holding Sessions back. Get him going with the starters and let's see the best Laker team possible on the floor for the majority of the game. GLOCK is a good fit out there with Blake off the bench. 13 minutes a game for Blake and 11-13 for GLOCK would be good stuff for the rest of the regular season and would bring down Kobe's minutes.
Barnes should be splitting minutes evenly with MWP - that means time with Sessions and the
starters, and with Blake.
If they get the PG minutes right everything else falls into place, including GLOCK. The bigs can be subbed as needed depending on match-ups and foul situations with Pau and Bynum. We've got three guys to do the job, each with a different skill set. Well, McBobs and Hill are similar enough, but Murphy is quite different with the long range shooting.
Ideally this would happen:
Sessions (35)/ Blake (13)
Bryant (35)/ Goudelock (13)
Artest (30)/ Barnes (18)
Gasol (35)/ McRoberts (13)
Bynum (35)/ Murphy or Hill (13)
When Blake is in the game, I hope Goudelock is always in. Blake is too timid to contribute offensively as far as scoring. Goudelock isn't afraid of anything and he'd be the best fit next to Blake. Barnes can play effectively at SG with MWP at SF for most stretches, especially with Sessions on the floor. McRoberts can be effective now with Sessions running the show. Hill or Murphy should be used conditionally depending on matchups.
Basically I completely agree realdeal, especially about Glock basically being in all the time Blake is in to give them a real threat from outside who isn't afraid to pull the trigger.
The only difference between our projected lineups is that I would love to see Barnes split minutes evenly with Artest - 24 and 24. Especially because Sessions and Barnes play so well together - I'd like to see Barnes get more minutes with the starters. Artest and Barnes to me are a great platoon unit - they have different strengths but are pretty complementary. Now with Barnes showing confidence in his three pointer when in the game with Sessions, I'd like to see that out there with Kobe Pau and Bynum to stretch the floor. Artest still makes me cringe from long distance. He can hit a couple of them if he's feeling it, but it's pretty bad.
I think 24 minutes for both Barnes and Artest would be perfect.