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So who starts?
« on: April 10, 2019, 10:59:24 PM »

Online droopdog7

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With the unfortunate news on Smart, who does BS start in his place?  Id vote for Jaylen.  Still allows us to stagger in Hayward.  Either way, kyrie is going to have to guard the opposing PG, which I think he should be doing anyway.  Dude needs to play both ends.  Also prevents him from getting caught on size mismatches.

Id be cool with Hayward starting too.  Hopefully, BS doesnt throw rozier in a starter.  Id lose my ish is that happened.

Re: So who starts?
« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2019, 11:22:30 PM »

Offline keevsnick

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With the unfortunate news on Smart, who does BS start in his place?  Id vote for Jaylen.  Still allows us to stagger in Hayward.  Either way, kyrie is going to have to guard the opposing PG, which I think he should be doing anyway.  Dude needs to play both ends.  Also prevents him from getting caught on size mismatches.

Id be cool with Hayward starting too.  Hopefully, BS doesnt throw rozier in a starter.  Id lose my ish is that happened.

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Re: So who starts?
« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2019, 11:34:09 PM »

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With the unfortunate news on Smart, who does BS start in his place?  Id vote for Jaylen.  Still allows us to stagger in Hayward.  Either way, kyrie is going to have to guard the opposing PG, which I think he should be doing anyway.  Dude needs to play both ends.  Also prevents him from getting caught on size mismatches.

Id be cool with Hayward starting too.  Hopefully, BS doesnt throw rozier in a starter.  Id lose my ish is that happened.

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« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2019, 11:52:28 PM »

Offline Chris22

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Kyrie, Brown, Horford, Baynes, and Tatum.

Re: So who starts?
« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2019, 12:11:06 AM »

Offline trickybilly

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With Smart's defense lost - we are going to have to score doubly more points.

I think I go with Hayward.
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« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2019, 12:31:31 AM »

Offline ozgod

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I would go Jaylen. Defensively you can slot him into that 2 guard spot. He's a very good one-on-one defender when he puts his mind to it. The issue he has is that he sometimes takes possessions off, doesn't fight through screens, etc. If he is locked in I think he most replicates Smart defensively. Then we can still bring on Hayward to run things with the second unit and give us that mid-quarter punch.
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« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2019, 12:33:16 AM »

Offline gouki88

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I'd likely go JB, but would be happy with either Hayward or Brown really. As long as Rozier stays below 20MPG I couldn't care less

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« Reply #7 on: April 11, 2019, 12:40:01 AM »

Offline philr13

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Brown was the starting 2 guard last season. He drew the toughest defensive assignments on most nights. Honestly, at this time last year I thought Brown had played Smart off of the team. He had passed him in the rotation and had a better season. I'm still not convinced that the Celts would have matched a big offer-sheet for Smart if he had gotten one.

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« Reply #8 on: April 11, 2019, 01:36:31 AM »

Offline sirnastee

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I think Brown will definitely start.  Hayward is better suited right now for the second unit so he can be the primary playmaker.  At least Hayward needs to be playing when Rozier is in, so that it prevents Rozier from dribbling up the court and taking a contested mid-range shot.  Also, I don't think Tatum or Hayward can guard the 2, so it works out for Brown to be the starter there. 
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« Reply #9 on: April 11, 2019, 01:39:19 AM »

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Brown

Re: So who starts?
« Reply #10 on: April 11, 2019, 01:51:09 AM »

Offline maklin

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I'd go with Brown too. He has the tools to be an elite defender like Smart...
that said... he's not there yet. :D but he's a better 2(defender) than GH would be.
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Re: So who starts?
« Reply #11 on: April 11, 2019, 02:12:59 AM »

Offline philr13

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Despite the fact that I think it makes sense to start Brown, as he has been a starter before, if Stevens were to put Hayward into the starting lineup I can see the logic in that also.

Hayward would replace Smart's ball-handling skills in the starting lineup.

Also, it may be time to see what having Horford, Hayward, and Irving on the floor together can really produce.

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« Reply #12 on: April 11, 2019, 04:37:46 AM »

Offline Androslav

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Clearly, it is Jaylen.

We are without the services of our best perimeter defender, so we put in our 2nd best perimeter defender in.
I wouldn't mess with Gordon's role and rhythm now inserting him in.
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Re: So who starts?
« Reply #13 on: April 11, 2019, 06:33:28 AM »

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It should and better be brown.

Nothing else makes sense.


Hayward is far too weak defensively still amd would be absolutely exposed....and cannot have a turnstyle at the pg and sg spot or else you end up getting tossed in the first round.....see raptors.toronto.demar derozan
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« Reply #14 on: April 11, 2019, 07:54:13 AM »

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It has to be Brown.  With the rotations shortened I would hope we see no more of Rozier than is his average, maybe less.  Primary rotation of irving, brown, tatum, baynes, horford with morris, hayward, theis soaking up most of the minutes, and wannamaker/rozier getting/splitting the PG minutes behind kyrie, so hopefully 10 minutes total.  I figure irving and tatum get like 38 minutes, brown and horford about 35 and baynes about 25.  That leaves about 32 for morris and hayward, and about 20 for theis.  Something like that anyway in a close game.

 

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