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Rudy and Bayless - Room for both?


We've all been talking about Bayless and what he's shown this season, but how will that effect Rudy when he is healthy again?  They are both "energy off the bench" scoring guards and they both have the ability to become the focus of the offense or play alongside Roy, but in the future will they be fighting for the same minutes?

Ideally Bayless would become the starting PG next to Roy, Rudy comes off the bench and everyone gets a puppy.  But it seems likely that the coaches and Roy will always want a "pure" PG to start and have little involvement in early scoring while they get the bigs and Roy going.  If that's the case it makes more sense for Bayless to come in off the bench well rested and ready to tear things apart.  But if Bayless is your bench guard that gives you energy and scoring what is Rudy's role?

They both have so much to offer and amazing skills, but when you build your franchise around Brandon Roy do you have room for two more guards that want to score a bunch of points?  If Bayless is a point guard and can play with the starters the answer is "Yes, and maybe they should add an extra digit onto the scoreboard."  If he'll always be a combo guy who doesn't fit into the "Roy Offense" either Bayless or Rudy becomes the odd man out.

Sure, we're one injury away from suiting up Blaze but sooner or later this guard rotation is going to be an issue.  Last year Rudy showed that he deserves minutes and now Bayless has done the same.  In theory Bayless is a 1 and Rudy is a 2 so there's not a huge issue but the way they are used isn't so clear.  What do you think will happen when Rudy comes back?  And as if things weren't complicated enough, what in the world do we do if Patty Mills gets healthy and turns out to be a good player too?

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