Nate McMillan has been quite open about how he has been experimenting a little bit with his late-game lineups, looking for the combinations that will work the best together. Through just two games, it's been all over the map.
Of course the two givens are Brandon Roy and LaMarcus Aldridge -- no doubt about either one of those guys and what they bring from an experience and execution standpoint.
But what about the other three players? Are you leaning in a certain direction? Is Oden a given? Blake or Miller? Martell or Rudy or Travis? Go small or go big? Other ideas?
With a solid nine man rotation, McMillan will have (and employ) the luxury of using multiple late-game lineups depending on match-ups. Your task: pick your "default" closing five, the lineup you would like to see close the majority of games. Please explain your thinking in the comments.
Also, feel free to suggest lineups you'd like to see in specific situations, such as last night when matching up against an MVP type player or maybe a variation you would like to see when protecting a lead.
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