Dantares wrote:dakomish23 wrote:I really hope Frank is starting from day one. There's valid arguments against it but I'm in the camp of throwing these kids in the deep end.
I don't think being mentally ready is the problem for this kid, he's a quiet assasin. I have no concerns.
But he has the build of a sg, he may not be quick enough to handle legit starting pg's. lonzo ball probably isn't either but lakers are going to let Clarkson guard the quicker guy in the starting lineup. Frank and timmy together may not be enough ballhandling and quickness so i could see that as a reason to not start frank. Maybe they move timmy to 3 eventually and play Frank in a secondary ballhandler role at sg.
Yeah I said the same thing throughout the summer. I'm not sure if he's better off as a SG / secondary ball handler. Part of my pro Irving trade argument was to have Frank next to him and have KP at the 5.
I do think if the defense and shooting translate, he's a 100% a starter. We'll see what he becomes.
It's about time we tried a long term solution in the backcourt.