Originally Posted by LX
Ok. I officially despise all this talk about Jose and Lowry being on the court together. It's like it's been decided already in order to placate Jose. To me that means there s already a pg controversy. You put the best guys on the court to win games. You don't fiddle with rotations to placate. That is going to fuck over the whole change in the culture. I'm sure Jose will have nights where he gets a good load of minutes. And if he can truly make it work playing alongside Lowry, then great, but all this fucking talk like it will happen no matter what, when it's not exactly worked with Jose and anyone else, is just one horrible déjà vu. Stop making it sound like it's a positive rather than the problem that it obviously is you lying piece of shit. Handle this properly and don't put it on the coach to look like an ass.
not sure you're right, most coaches love playing two pg together, if at all possible, especially teams that lack shot creators, but not only. Dallas, Minesotta, Clippers , OKC do it quite frequently and are far from being alone. There are a lot of advantages offensively from doing that and as long as you can get away with it on defense, we'll see that a lot, especially at the end of close games.
Lowry is undersized, but he's so tough that he could definitely defend some 2s (guys like harden/westbrook or terry/lee or billups etc) if necessary.
The reason it never worked for jose is because he was never paired with a good defensive PG before. Ford was an ok defender, but you could never ask him to guard a 2 of any size. Lowry gives you more flexibility in that respect.