Originally Posted by carp
Solid post.... but what about bringing McGuire to the starting lineup, thus allowing AB to have more of his offensive touches like last year. Give him all his offense and if everything else doesn't come back with that, ship him out. If you say it's that way, why not load up defensively around him like they do in Dallas, and let him be that offensive juggernaut in between two defensive giants? It stands to reason that given his success last season being the only offensive threat on most nights he played, that when reinforcements come in, his offense would only then need to be replaced as he gets a breather. There isn't enough ball for that many scorers on a court so why not embrace his abilty and with Lowry and DD, you'd have three offensive guys and JV is going to power his way to plenty of putbacks, open jimmies and pick and rolls. That's plenty of offense in a starting lineup with plenty of D as well.... thoughts? Save the offensive three to play alongside Ed, Amir or Gray who are all severly limited on the offensive side of the ball.
You think Fields is taking shots away from Bargnani. And how is Fields more of a scorer than McGuire? No matter who you put in the SF position in the starting lineup they'll be the 4th option on the floor.