Originally Posted by MikeToronto
The only important role Bargnani
was performing on the floor late in Sunday's game was spreading it for others. Yes, even shooting as crappy as he was, he was attracting a defender on the perimeter, thus indirectly helping to create space in the paint for Lowry and DeRozan to drive to the basket. This is something that, unfortunately, Ed wouldn't be able to do.
If ED were to be a starter McGuire wouldn't be starting obviously, someone who could shoot the 3 like LKZ or Ross would start at SF.