KqWIN wrote:Here's another random thought about rotations. A lot of us have defaulted to Ingles running the second unit and potentially coming off the bench. He was terrific last year in the second unit with Favs and shooting around them, but Favs isn't here anymore. If anyone is going to lead that unit besides Mitchell/Conley, it would make more sense for Bojan to be the top scorer. He proved last year that he can scale up his usage and still be efficient. Might as well use it and have him be the main guy in bench units.
The reality is... we added at least 2 more capable ballhandlers to this roster and Dante is supposed to come back so that would be 3 more. So we now might have up to ... what? 5? From last year's 3... the combinations Quin will be able to test and assemble is just so much more expansive now. He can actually afford to have.... MULTIPLE (as in ... more than one) at the same time on the floor at all times... that must be a shock to the system for him. It is just ridiculous what he managed to do with this roster offensively last year. How can you have a single shot creator and 3 reliable ballhandlers on the whole roster for the full season and still manage to field an average offense? I don't want to go wild but if we stay relatively healthy IMO having top 5 defense and top 10 offense is not out of the question this year.
I'm trying to stay somewhat grounded with expectations, but I think a top 10 offense is actually conservative. That should be the bare minimum based on the moves we made. The starters + Jae were terrific on offense last season, and we just got serious talent upgrades on the two weakest spots which should make life so much easier for Mitchell and Gobert.
The only concern is if our bench unit drags down the offense. I don't know what that second rotation is going to be, but I think Quin should be able to find something that works. Speaking of Exum, am I crazy to think that we should just put shooters around him, let him drive every time and let Davis rebound his layup misses? Even when Exum is bad, he still gets to the rim at will.
Maybe instead of Ingles-Favors we rekindle the OG pairing that always had synergy, Exum-Gobert.