Premature but why not... Playoff rotation thoughts...
posted at 2/26/2011 12:03 AM EST
Assuming the Diesel is rested and and ready to roll.
For these minutes keep in mind there is an off day between each playoff game. Sometimes multiple days off. I'm guessing Doc will keep a rotation of 8-9 depending on the opponent and foul trouble.
PF KG (36) -12
SF PP (40) -8
C SDaddy (26) -22
SG RA (40) -8
PG RR (42) -6
-56 (left for bench players)
C/PF BBD (20)
Pg/Sg DWest (16)
SF/PF Jeff Green (20)
*Just noticed all 3 bench players can play at least 2 positions. PF is really covered now with Green Baby being able to play that. Really like the versatility and makes me miss Marquis less and Nate, well no comment there. Just happy I won't have to scream at my TV anymore, watching him Jack a 3 with 20 on the shot clock. Best of luck in OKlahoma Nate..
Possible minutes in a pinch
PF Troy Murphy?? (If in shape and in form could move to the rotation for some of baby's minutes)
PF/C JO (if healthy, )
Outside looking in (ML Carr towel waiving club)
Possible Buyout Options
Leon Powe (likely)
Joel Prysbilla (unlikely)
Sammy Dalembert (Pipe dream)
Jason Kapono (Intriguing) for some spacing a few minutes a night.
Rasual Butler (meh)
Mike Bibby (No thanks)
This leads me to think of possible permutations
Shaq, KG, Green, (Pierce/Allen), Rondo (Like this)
Semi Big Lineup
Murphy/Baby, KG, Green, (Pierce/Allen), Rondo
KG, Green, Pierce, Allen, Rondo
Good floor spacing and athleticism. Nice lineup to run out against a team like the Hawks. Also, Rondo would really be able to push the tempo. Green can fill the break...
Could be the close out group. Green's hitting 80% of his FT's this year and Rondo would have tons of room to make things happen and attack the rim.
After looking at my guesstimation minutes it just reminds me that we don't need 15 players or even 12 we really just need around 9 quality players and we need versatile players that can play multiple positions. I think the bench as it stands now is MUCH MUCH Better and makes us much Deeper overall.
POST DEFENCE.. That is a problem...
Sorry this is so long...