babyjax13 wrote:Drax wrote:babyjax13 wrote:... while Boston clarifies their rotation, making room for Hayward/Tatum/Smart and the rookies to play the bulk of the minutes on the wings.
Wait what? I don't get this, why has the rotation to be clarified? Boston will play small line ups all season, out of necessity and by design. Ainge build the rosters since he hired Stevens with one pattern in mind, one ball handler, three wings and one big man.
2017/18 opening night starting five: Irving - Brown - Hayward - Tatum - Horford
2018/19 opening night starting five: Irving - Brown - Hayward - Tatum - Horford
2019/20 projected starting five: Walker - Brown - Hayward - Tatum - Kanter/Theis
There is some consistency here. While Brown may be the player to be traded in the future, it won't be for picks and bit players. He only will be traded for a clear upgrade, otherwise i think consistency will prevail.
I guess I see Tatum being most effective as a 3? I could be completely wrong. Also, I guess I'm projecting that 2022 pick to be higher than others are, and someone maxing Brown (which Boston might not match). IDK. Anunoby might be more realistic, then.
Problem is Boston doesn't have a starting 4. I don't see Brown getting maxed either unless he has a really good season, which in turn you would then want to pay him.