David Wood wrote:My starting lineup right now is BD, Jrich, sjax, al, and AB. My starting lineup for the next 3 years hopefully will be Baron, Monta, Jrich, Al and AB.
For this season, that lineup is the way to go but not past this season. Harrington should not be part of the lineup for the future, unless he can adapt to playing SF real well and add a little more defense. Just better to get a more POWER forward that complements the guards
David Wood wrote:I don't know why people are saying J-rich shouldnt be a SF. He is BETTER at SF. Think about it, he is more overmatched trying to guard a quick 2, than a strong 3. His length isn't all that great, but he can leap and even be a shotblocker. He just really isn't that quick laterally, and he gets beaten off the dribble by faster players regularly. Put him at 3, and he is able to at least stay with his man and has enough hops and toughness to challenge his shot.
On the offensive side he doesn't quite have the quickness and handles to blow other guards off the dribble, he does however have enough to score on small forwards almost at will. They will have to sag off him a little, giving him room for his signature step-back. Also coming off screens, he will be able to get right to the elbow and shoot his favorite catch-and-shoot turnaround. The less dependent we are on him to handle the ball the more lethal he is. The other advantage of having him play the 3? REBOUNDING
JRich is a SG and he has been great so far in his career as one! He should not be taken out of position. Last season showed what JRich can be as a SG. JRich improved much over his first 4 years and those weaknesses that you mentioned are not to be seen as reasons for making him a SF but just things he needs to work on, as he did his shooting from his rookie season. JRich just needs to keep on keeping on, improving his quickness and handles because he is already a top 10 SG and with improvments in those two things, as well as wanting to play better defense, he will be a superstar!
David Wood wrote:As for Monta, no way should we make him our true point guard. He moves too well without the ball and has too much of a knack for leaking out to be handling the ball all the time. Set him up on the wing, let him fake right, drive left and pull up for that elbow jumper all day. With Baron on the team, the two are interchangable. It doesn't even make sense really to define one as the true PG. As the situation dictates, they can have either one take the ball downcourt. Imagine teams having to zero in to stop Davis at the top of the circle, which is hard enough, but then also having to account for demons J-Rich and Monta cutting to the hole, and if thats not enough, you got a 45% 3pt shooting power forward to deal with as well.
Baron is great and has done well for the team, especially this season but he is injuryprone and a bit overpriced. Monta is the answer at PG OR a guy like Brevin Knight or Earl Watson, two guys I like alot and who could be the starting PG, could be attained for not very much. Monta is a combo guard who, as you said, is great off the ball but lately he has shown some pretty good PG skills and those should only improve, as well as everything else he does. JRich is the keeper and Baron is the expendable one and Monta can play half the time as PG, as I mentioned