stan francisco wrote:zimpy27 wrote:The plan has always been to have Westbrook, THT, LeBron, Davis with a shooter at SG. I think Westbrook and THT together (plus Melo/Ariza) is what enables Davis to be a C. Without them I think Davis plays the PF role.
People hating on Russ but the fact that he is such a good rebounder as a PG will enable Davis to be the C for many more minutes, which makes the Lakers better.
I think Westbrook just needs time to grow chemistry for his reads on where the guys are going to be on the court.
Fair points. I agree, as far as offense goes.
I’ve just never seen Westbrook play solid positional defense. Ever.
I think he will be in a learning process with him on defense but his defensive rebounding help for Davis is important.
Do you notice something unique about this lineup?
PG: Westbrook | Rondo
SG: Monk | Nunn
SF: THT |
PF: LeBron | Melo
C : Davis
8-man rotation and every one of these guys are isolation offense players. I think that's unprecedented in the NBA, I can't recall a team ever being able to play a playoff game where every player can score/playmake off their own steam. You might be able to add Reaves and Bradley to this group.
Then you have Bazemore, Ariza, Howard, Jordan, Ellington as role players.