With the roster taking shape like an uncoordinated amoeba, and the anticipation of a new addition in Ronnie "You Can Have Me For A Very Cheap" Price making an impact like a Felton jump shot.... I figured it's time to start asking the nitty gritty questions.
Who should start at shooting guard next to Lillard?
I say it's EWIll, hands down. Other than his ability to stay healthy, he was starting to show some amazing talent and swag. His athleticism compliments the other starters and rounds out a very athletic starting 5. We're going to have to play up and down, transition basketball if we are to stay competitive in games next year. More established veteran teams will eat our lunch in a half court game. If we can dictate the flow of a game with an uptempo style of play, it fits right into EWill strengths, and starter minutes will accelerate his growth. It's year 3 brotha. Time to shine!
Plus Wes always plays better with a chip on his shoulder. If he feels slighted that he's not starting, he will bust his arse to prove otherwise. If I recall, when he was sent to the bench last season in favor of Felton/Crawford backcourt, Wes began to play his best ball of the year. We need to anchor our bench to balance out the veterans on our team, and in my opinion Wes and Hickson are the pillars of an elite bench. So if we are talking about defining roles, then let's have Wes own and lead the 2nd unit. Plus, he lacks in athleticism and is very below average on the fast break. In fact, next to Felton and Crawford's bricklaying and turnovers, nothing got me upset more than Wes botching every transition opportunity.
Anyways, who ya got? Wes or Ewill in the starting 5, and why?