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Who Should Backup LMA?




Simple Q from a Simple Man: Who should get the backup PF minutes, assuming there are no roster changes this season? I had been on the T-Rob wagon from the start of the season. He has shown flashes of solid board work and decent interior passing. However, his game has seemed to deteriorate since his most recent reinsertion into the rotation. He has looked about as lost on the court as our next candidate, fan favorite Meyers Leonard. Fans seemed excited about his game last year, though I wasn't necessarily one of them (I wanted us to select John Henson and his insane wingspan, who is currently putting up 12 points, 8 rebs, and 2 blocks in 28 minutes a game on a miserable Bucks team). Like Stotts though, I am intrigued by the size he brings off the bench, and thought we actually looked OK with Leonard and Lopez on the floor at the same time (if only Leonard had any rebounding instincts....). But there is a third option: Yes, that's right: Crimson and Claver (over and over), our current sad Spaniard, Mr. Victor Claver! We would definitely lose size and athleticism from the Blunder Twins (yes, I cringed when I wrote that, feel free to cringe at home!), but Claver has easily, easily, the highest BBIQ and most basketball experience of the three. If he's been working on his 3, he could be that highly coveted "stretch 4" off the bench. He is listed as only an inch shorter and ten lbs lighter than T-Rob, and unlike Leonard, he actually seems aware of where the basketball is. I would like to see Stotts give him a shot for at least a game or two. Unless we're facing a team with a beastly backup PF, it honestly couldn't hurt to try something new.

Unless we pick up a washed up veteran big man from the FA pool, I think we're sticking with this roster for the rest of the season. Oh hey, where did this poll come from?

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