Dual wrote: ImNotMcDiSwear wrote:
I like it! When everybody's healthy we have a helluva team.
I think you gotta start Saric next to Ayton for the defense. Cam's just not big enough to hit big bodies if Ayton's gotta leave the paint on defense - which he will frequently, if we're playing the right way. Next year, I'm all in favor of upgrading the 4 spot, given how much trouble Saric has had overall. If Cam fills out, he might be a solid starting 4 at some point. But to me it's pretty clear that to be a good defensive team in this league, you still need two bigs.
Maybe against Lakers but the rest of the league you can play this way.
Also he gives you more shooting for the double teams that they make to Booker.
Saric sadly is very inconsistent in that regard.
I think with the reinvigoration of big men in the league, you need two bigger players. Cam is slight, cannot defend or keep a larger player off the boards. It's no good.
I'd rather see Baynes start when Ayton comes back. He can really move his feet well, even against guards on the perimeter in a switch, and with Ayton back, and how he draw defenders into the interior on the pnr, Baynes will start to get those open 3 pointers again, and more often. Baynes defending pf or c, however the matchups work out.
pg depending on matchups
That starting 5 is extremely formidable, and if phx can get healthy fast, then get ayton back, they'll win a lot of games and make some noise in the playoffs. I would like to see if they can trade for a solid backup point, that's first and foremost.