Re: Fierce and Fungus Free Zone - Basketball Discussion
posted at 8/11/2013 8:33 PM EDT
In response to Eldunker's comment:
I start Bass today because:
1. Bass was the starter last year, so its his starting position to lose.
2. Also, Danny will want to unload Bass and his multi-year contract. (Hump's expiring contract has value) So maybe showcasing Bass at the beginning of the season will enable a better trade deal for him in December.
3. Hump is the first reserve off the bench at PF. Because I think they bring Sully along very slowly to make sure his back is fully healed and strengthened. Despite his potential there is no need to rush Oly. He has some learning to do at PF, especially at D, since he played C in college.
4. Its all about the rebuild this year and learning a new system, not necessarily winning. Once Bass is traded in December, Sully starts and shares minutes with Oly to develop and build chemistry. Hump is moved and sacraficed at backup center to take a bruising and reduce wear and tear on Fav or whomever is at Center.
Dunk, all very good points and i certainly see your assessment as realitc and even probable. But, i would love to see Fav-C, Sully/Bass-PF, Jeff/Olly-SF, AB/Jeff-SG, and I will leave PG until a bit closer to camp.
I see the potential for the Cs to create outrageous matchup problems with size and bigs with great ball skills. i wouldnt be surprised to see the Cs moving toward the biggest team in the league while maintaining outrageous skill level. Jeff, Olly, Sully all have crazy ball skills and scoring ability. I'm excited to see how they come together. Sorry to see the TERRORIST cant help himself even when not welcomed (FFF) Sad, and pathetic really.