- Feb 17, 2009
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My guess is Clarkson is only going to play SF so he can get minutes. I also don't think Windler gets into the rotation until some of the vets are traded.I'm more interested in the combinations Beilein utilizes after everyone is healthy. For example, does Clarkson start off as a 3 and move back to a 2 once Windler is back? Does he play Sexton and Garland together or does he split them up and play one with Knight and another with Delly most of the time?
Does he play TT and Love at the 5 and 4 and then switch to Henson and Nance? Will Big Z be in the rotation at all? I think this will be a fluid situation that will be evolving as Beilein gradually figures out who plays well with who and vice versa. It might take 20 games or more before he settles on a starting lineup and substitution pattterns.
I'm not sure what he's going to do with all these bigs who can't create their own shot or hit from outside (TT, Nance, Henson, Z). If he posts them up they can't score and they clutter the lane for the guards. If he puts them on the perimeter their defenders will sag off and clog the paint. The only solution is pick-and-rolls.
If Beilein wants to player Windler or KPJ, he probably has to sit Delly until Knight or Clarkson is traded.
The rotation when everyone is healthy will be interesting. Hopefully Koby can clear some of the depth sooner than later so all the young guys can get into the rotation.