pillwenney wrote:Johnny Firpo wrote:Hey guys, so I'm a huge fan of Bogdanovic, and my question is, don't you guys think that he would deserve more minutes and higher usage%? I don't necessarily mind using him in the Manu role, but to me, it's clear that the team is the best when he is out there. Am I wrong? I also think he has an All-Star ceiling, and there is no way he should be playing sub-30 minutes. I know he was injured and his playing time increased recently, but still, I want more for him.
Yeah, it's kind of a tough spot, because when it comes to crunch time, it's often a choice between him, Buddy, and Shump at the 2/3 positions, and we often need Shump out there to guard the other team's best perimeter player.
While IMO Bogdan is still a better over all player than Buddy, I don't think he's necessarily better next to Fox. They're both passable defenders and deadeye shooters. But Buddy and Fox have great chemistry and Buddy works a little better off the ball, whereas Bogdan is the far superior playmaker.
I do think Joerger could stagger things a little better to where we just almost always have two of Buddy/Bogdan/Fox on the floor, but I also think that will be easier when we get on more solid ground at SF (and therefore, have less motivation to play one of them at SF). The problem then would be that we'd never get to see all 3 of them in the same lineup, but if we get a really good option at SF, that might not be the worst thing.
I think that the way Joerger is playing Bogi is the best way to do it, given our roster construction. Our bench has to score, but Bagley is really the only good scorer on our bench. But Bagley is MUCH better when he has someone out there making plays for him. Since I don't think Mason or Yogi are that type of player, I think it is very important to have Bogi playing PG for the bench unit.
If the team were to get another playmaking guard for the bench, I think you might see more of Bogi on the court with Fox and Heild. Even a 2016 Ty Lawson type would help out.