Vasashi17 wrote:I think Corie will start but in limited situations just cause he could be part of that intimidating lengthy starting line. Crawford is no doubt off the chains, but I feel that he will be such an explosive 6th man behind Scottie. And like I said previously...if Scottie struggles with a shorter quicker guard...enter Crawford.
Vasashi17 wrote:Dogg...thats the likely lineup...you gotta get creative playa...all the good coaches do.
The lineup you have is great...no doubt about it....and sure is the lineup they can depend on...but the line up I have displays height and that can certainly create matchup problems....
Just think about it....before Scottie went down...he was technically a point forward and they were one of the hottest teams in the NBA...then he got injured and down went the Blazers again. Scottie's numbers were hella impressive too....so if he was at point...he would cause alot of matchup problems in the east. Sure Corie now is not starting material...but neither was Madsen when he was with us. The Bulls really don't have much height on their bench and that is why i feel Blount could make the starting lineup....with Marshall, Fizer and Crawford coming off the bench. That will get it done.
Vasashi17 wrote:So you can get some dependable scoring off the bench....every coach wants a sixth man....I know you paid attention to when the Lakers' starters were diggin a hole against San Antonio in Game 5...but our bench is what made them come back in the 4th quarter....its really not the best example....but my mentality is that your best 5 don't necessarily have to be in the starting lineup....look at Bobby Jax in Sac...he belonged in the starting lineup if you base it off talent, but instead he backed up bibby....so they don't lose a heartbeat when bibby goes to the bench. Thats what would happen once Crawford comes in for Pip...it doesn't mean that just cause Pip is a starter he will have all the minutes and Crawford will have peanuts....look at the Fox and Devean case...Fox started and played the majority of the 1 and 3 quarters....Devean came off the bench and played most of the 2 and 4th (decisive) quarters. So just cause Blount is a washed up vet. doesn't mean that he doesn't deserve to crack the starting 5....strategically it would be a good move.....I'll just say it like this....If I were Bill Cartwright, I would do it....but that necessarily doesn't mean it will happen....your lineup is good too, but the way i'm thinking....my lineup would be more effective if you take the starting 5 and the bench as a whole...remember...thats how I think.
FabFourLakers wrote:Vasashi17 wrote:I think Corie will start but in limited situations just cause he could be part of that intimidating lengthy starting line. Crawford is no doubt off the chains, but I feel that he will be such an explosive 6th man behind Scottie. And like I said previously...if Scottie struggles with a shorter quicker guard...enter Crawford.
sorry V, but there is NO WAY IN HELL the bulls are gonna start corie blount! here is the probable starting lineup:
PG Jamal Crawford(his chance to show the bulls hes worth a contract extension
SG Jalen Rose(should be go to guy down the stretch unless crawford, chandler or curry emerge as the top scorers)
SF Scottie Pippen(will bring leadership to the team and get them ready for tha playoffs)
PF Tyson Chandler(LOOK OUT, this guy is gonna be great this year!)
C Eddy Curry(can you say Shaq #2? naw nobody can be shaq, but he definetly showed it towards tha end of tha season last year, i look for him to be an all star this year)
and not to mention a strong bench:
Marshall(solid veteran off the bench, might even start if Pip or Jamal struggle)
Fizer(has potential and could start if Pip or Crawford struggle)
Blount(brings veteran mind to tha game)
Hinrich(SOLID pick, but shoulda taken TJ when they had tha chance)
Baxter(will have break out year!)
Austin(played superb in tha summer league)
E Robinson(maybe he'll get a chance?)
IR Jay Williams(dont count him out yet, i know he'll be back!)
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