pepe1991 wrote:zaymon wrote:pepe1991 wrote:
emergancy switching to patch defensive mistake is one, playing position on purpose is different. Gobert can defend guard when he is forced
According to bb reference, he spent so far 70% PT at SF, 30% at pF.
He played guard in college. Teams are moving into positionless basketball with most platers being 6'6+. I am not sure i want Franz to run after guards but countering big lineups is nice option. (or even force other teams to take out their guards, Wagner will propably punish hard smaller players in time)
...and Dwayne Bacon used to be good college scorer and Justice Winslow was 6'4 PF to Jah Okafor's - Shaq level dominance of that level of competition. This isn't college and let's keep him at position he is big, strong and weights enough to play. So SF or PF.
Gordon Hayward is way better ballhandler, better passer, better shooter yet almost never was slotted as SG In nba mostly because there was no need for him to do so.
Bojan Bogdanovic, despite being knockdown shooter over years also slided away from SG to SF and PF.
NBA simply goes small, it's easier to play "one down " position opposite of "one up". And SG role in general in nba divides itself into two major role:
a)spot up shooter who runs around without ball
b) secundary playmaker
Wagner is neither nor any 6'10 player should be. Even if we use one of most skilled ballhandlers, passers and shooters ever, for that size, Durant, he hardly ever played any SG ( literally was SG during rookie year, and never since ).
There is hole bunch of Magic guards who can't even play guard position, we should keep things simple for sake of roster. Franz is doing fine, let's keep it that way without frankestain's monster experiments.
While i agree to some extent Kevin Durant was matched against a guard 35,9% of time this season
Gordon Hayward 51,4%
Bojan Bogdanovic 32,4 %
Its by nba stats matchups by position.
Franz is at 32,1% right now. I am not sure how they count it becouse he played against wings like Keldon Johnson, Rj Barrett but also guards like KCP and Young