Ernest wrote: Hal14 wrote:
Ernest wrote:It is interesting that Waters has got some minutes as of late. He may have overtaken Edwards as the break in case of emergency point guard.
Waters has been the emergency PG all year, getting the PG mins behind Kemba/Smart/Pritchard/Teague when he was here. Edwards can't play PG, he's a SG. Edwards has gotten the emergency SG mins all year..
I guess but I doubt pg vs sg really matters anymore let alone for the deep bench guys. For either on of them to play we'd need 2 of Kemba Smart and PP to be out. Maybe 3.
Even if all 3 wen't down, you could still have basically anyone on the team other than TT and RWill taking the ball up and starting the offense. It's not like we (or any team) is running complex plays where lots of things are happening before the first pass. It's a pass to a wing and then a pick set for him or an iso.
(Sadly) the traditional pg role has really started to disappear in today's game.
Agreed that the PG role is not what it used to be. And also agree that positions matter a little bit less for guys that far down the bench.
But, one thing that hasn't changed is the PG needs to be able to bring the ball up the court and set up / initiate the offense, often having to do so against tough defensive pressure. Edwards trying that do that, scares the sh^t out of me. Waters doing that is much less scary. Then again, if I need a guy to come in, not play the point but instead play off the ball and try coming in for a few mins and give us some instant offense off the bench, maybe hit a few quick shots - then Edwards is the guy I'm putting in and not Waters. They're just different types of players..both really small, but Waters has shown to be less of a liability on D with his scrappiness on that end of the floor..