dckingsfan wrote:Illmatic12 wrote:Mojo Amok wrote:
That was buried in the article about Beal.
Doesn't mean a huge amount from within a happy talk spitball session, but it does augur a bit for the front office pushing Brown to get substantive minutes this year. He might have a 'plays through mistakes' hall pass and Brooks' job security is likely that little incremental bit higher if Brown is progressing.
Sheppard is a big fan of TB Jr, said he wanted him to play more last year and will make sure he does so this season.
Troy needs to be prepared for all the minutes he can handle. The way the roster is lined up , they badly need him to cover at least 30mpg at the wings. His development will swing our season more than anyone else on the team.
Personally I’m optimistic - Troy already displayed a complete floor game and didn’t really look out of place in the minutes he played last season.
I think Troy needs to play guard more than SF (but I could definitely be off here).
Cosign on his and Bryant's development swinging the season. I really see no reason that those two don't progress in a big way.
One thing I find this interesting. How does Sheppard make sure he plays more? I don't believe our current coach knows how to position him to succeed - but I have no real evidence to back my belief other than he didn't get much time at guard during the summer league.
Well he’s the GM now, Scott Brooks will do whatever he says. It’s no coincidence that once EG was relieved and Sheppard took over as interim, Brown started those final 5-6 games and played 30mpg.
I don’t feel that position matters for a player like Troy, he’s someone you can just put on the floor and he will adjust. But... considering that the teams best player starts at the 2, ideally the best way for Brown to get major minutes is to start at SF and also take most/all of Beal’s backup SG minutes.