TheGreenArrow wrote: Clyde_Style wrote:
Absolutely not. Trier will be the microwave player coming off the bench.
No way dsjr who basically is the crown jewel from the kp trade comes of the bench.
He's the starter and payton is the backup. Theirs to much invested in dsjr. It's his job to lose.
I think you're correct that Zo will be the default 6th man to open the season and Dennis will start.
That doesn't mean Payton could not play alongside Smith, but I think the likeliest starting backcourt is RJ/Smith with Payton/Trier as the 2nd unit subs.
Payton and Trier could still get over 20 minutes anyway.
if it were up to me the rotation would look like this:
C- Mitch, Portis, Taj only plays when Mitch gets in foul trouble(enter sarcastic comment here)
F- Julius, Knox, Morris can play some there too
F-Morris, Knox getting time at both F spots, Iggy plays when F's get in foul trouble, Bullock I don't see ever playing for us
SG- RJ, backup is between Frank and Dot, if Frank hits the 3 pointer consistently, it's his, if not, then Dot, Trier I have behind RJ and Dot, Ellington I'm not sure why we signed him, maybe play him and trade at the deadline.
PG- DSJ ready for a breakout season, Elfrid a legitimate backup PG where we shouldn't lose much with him on the floor.
If Fiz isn't a fraud, this team has talent and some toughness, I'm optimistic. Hopefully Fiz will hold people accountable on defense this year.