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12/26/2013 6:55 AM

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I want to put him at PF because of his lack of SPD and strong LP rating but his low ATH rating makes me think otherwise. He might be a huge asset as a passer down from the post as well as a solid scoring option from anywhere on the court.

To ask one step further, do you see him being an every game starter or a scorer/passer/ball handler off the bench? I feel like he can be a very good player if used correctly but his attributes are so odd to me...
12/26/2013 7:32 AM
Defensively, he's a negative.  He'll get owned by any decent SF or PF. If you move him around and your opponent guess's wrong, you might be able to get away with starting him but it's a 50-50 gamble every game.  

I would be most comfortable playing him at the 4 off the bench.   That should limit his holes (REB,DEF) somewhat.   I think he probably will be an efficient 3 point shooter as well from the 4.
12/26/2013 8:28 AM
Posted by Trentonjoe on 12/26/2013 7:33:00 AM (view original):
Defensively, he's a negative.  He'll get owned by any decent SF or PF. If you move him around and your opponent guess's wrong, you might be able to get away with starting him but it's a 50-50 gamble every game.  

I would be most comfortable playing him at the 4 off the bench.   That should limit his holes (REB,DEF) somewhat.   I think he probably will be an efficient 3 point shooter as well from the 4.
Full court press should help offset some of his defensive inefficiencies thought right? As long as I have a SF and a C with good DEF on the court with him? I am leaning towards having him come off the bench because I agree that it will limit his role as a Rebounder. Plus he will ensure that we have good ball movement and scoring off the bench. Thanks for the input Trentonjoe.
12/26/2013 9:30 AM
Posted by Trentonjoe on 12/26/2013 7:33:00 AM (view original):
Defensively, he's a negative.  He'll get owned by any decent SF or PF. If you move him around and your opponent guess's wrong, you might be able to get away with starting him but it's a 50-50 gamble every game.  

I would be most comfortable playing him at the 4 off the bench.   That should limit his holes (REB,DEF) somewhat.   I think he probably will be an efficient 3 point shooter as well from the 4.
I agree with this.  I also think the only way you could justify starting him is if you played zone, where you can have some luck "hiding defenders."  He's too much of an ath/def liability in man or press to justify starting, in my opinion.
12/26/2013 3:21 PM
Posted by brantm217 on 12/26/2013 8:28:00 AM (view original):
Posted by Trentonjoe on 12/26/2013 7:33:00 AM (view original):
Defensively, he's a negative.  He'll get owned by any decent SF or PF. If you move him around and your opponent guess's wrong, you might be able to get away with starting him but it's a 50-50 gamble every game.  

I would be most comfortable playing him at the 4 off the bench.   That should limit his holes (REB,DEF) somewhat.   I think he probably will be an efficient 3 point shooter as well from the 4.
Full court press should help offset some of his defensive inefficiencies thought right? As long as I have a SF and a C with good DEF on the court with him? I am leaning towards having him come off the bench because I agree that it will limit his role as a Rebounder. Plus he will ensure that we have good ball movement and scoring off the bench. Thanks for the input Trentonjoe.
Not even a little bit.  Not only will he still get burned starting for a pressing team, he'll commit an enormous number of fouls.  I'd put him as the first backup at the 3 and 4.  If I did have to start him, I'd rather have him at SF than PF, but that's just me, and apparently nobody else who's responded to you feels the same way...
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