Joe Freeman uses quite a bit of copy space in today's (March 12th) Oregonian that Coach McMillan told Roy that the Blazers "need a leader to start to emerge." Apparently this is "news" that bears reporting -- why?
Roy has been a leader all year long; what will be different with him designated as THE leader?
Will this mean that he (Roy) will be playing more point guard minutes and, in general, have the ball in his hands all game rather than just the 4th quarter? Who picks up the 2-guard minutes? How much does Roy control who is on the floor with him?
I hope that this new declaration means a diminished role for Jack rather than for Blake, but Coach Mc seems quite fond of Jack bulling his way to the basket when Roy is playing point.
While I like Roy's game, he is not (yet) a great point guard, and I think the rest of the team suffers with Jack/Roy share point guard duties. What does this new designation mean, if anything?
I was glad to see Roy play "only" 37 minutes on his sore ankle, but again somewhat disappointed that Sergio got only 7 minutes of point guard time while Jack got 20 minutes of guard time.
Maybe the whole "Roy is the leader" is just an end-of-the-season pep talk and means nothing?