Originally Posted by thought
i understand and respect the need for "spacing" on the floor which i think is why butler is out there in the first place...but james johnson has been playing like an absolute animal. if you're coach C and you're looking to really hammer home this new defensive culture, you have to think about rewarding JJ's defensive tenacity with a start. With butler shooting the way he is now there wouldn't even be much of an offensive drop off.
I understand your point, but I also ask, why rush to reward players with starting jobs? Let JJ prove he can minimize his propensity to take dumb fouls, continue to improve his range and offensive arsenal, and maintain his energy as a solid bench guy. What's the rush to always change starters?