Before you scoff at my idea you should know(if you don't already that is) that Dallas is starting another rookie PG and having success. They did it with Devin Harris and now with Beaubois. They start them and let them play 15-20 minutes a game. While they don't offer a lot on offense, they have turned into capable defenders. Bayless, like Beaubois, is quicker than both Blake and Miller and J-Bay might be able to learn the PG duties quicker when he actually plays. Playing him a couple minutes a game is not going to speed up his progress any. He is still the same kind of player he was last year when he wasen't playing either. Give him the minutes now and we'll be able to find out if he's the real deal. Miller can take the rest of the minutes and Blake can sit on the bench for a change. Nate can kiss his bum alot more often if Blake is sitting next to him for 48 minutes a night. You go Nate!
Do I really need to explain how much of an impact this could have on the team if its succesfull? Bayless needs the minutes to make a few mistakes and thereby learn from them. If he does not play, how does he learn? Perhaps playing with better players will help his confidence. Everytime I look around the league, nearly every team has a good young PG (sometimes 2 of them) and I get envious, alot! A while back I thought that since Minnesota has 3 young PGs and 0 SGs, that we could make a trade with them. Then I remember that we still have Bayless that we need to develop and how he would feel if we went out and traded for another young PG. Wouldn't it be great if we could know NOW if Bayless was the real deal or not? At this rate Bayless will never develop the tools to play PG, at best he'd be a combe guard off the bench, like Ronald Murray or Will Bynum. I 'd rather know now if he can play or at least learn to play PG. Wouldn't you?