Wiltside wrote:If Spo starts doing nonsensical chit like playing Crowder at the 5, I'm gonna smash my TV.
We have perfectly viable options...Bam, Meyers, KO...chit, even Silva in small spurts when he has 'it' (or yank him after a couple minutes if it's clear he's gone full JoEL mode). Absolutely no reason to do things like DJJ or Jae at the 5. None.
Gonna be interesting to see who is in and out of form during this whole thing. Can't rely on the 'tried and true' rotations, Spo is gonna have to get creative...and being creative on the fly has never been his strong suit (OK I'll pay playing Bosh at the 5).
Would probably prefer to run with:
Butler / Dragic
Herro / Nunn
Robinson / Crowder / Igoudala
Adebayo / Jones Jr
Leonard / Olynyk
Actually, looking at that, someone is going to be unhappy. We can't go 11 deep and expect to have continuity. Spo has to be ruthless enough to bench guys if they don't have it that night. Mainly Herro or Nunn as they're more likely to be 'hot and cold' than the others.
Two takeaways from your post:
1) Iguodala really needs to show he can be more than an 11th guy in the rotation. Something he has yet to do.
2) Given DJJ’s injury history, Spo is nuts to even consider him in a power position.