I see a lot of posters being very excited about our roster so far,and talent wise we should be..our team has definitely become more talented..
Well,at least that's a great 2K roster for sure..but even in 2K players become unhappy if they don't get the minutes they deserve..
First of all as much as maybe 90% of us want Melo returning to his natural position,there is ABSOLUTELY NO WAY THIS IS GOING TO HAPPEN,not because of our stubborn coach..but because of our roster and the way it has been created so far..
I take for granted that some guys,even some of our starters are not going to play the minutes they played last year..but even with this assumption,the rotation situation still remains a mystery..
Here are our 2 main problems..
1.) What happens with Pablo and Tim Hardaway jr?
One of them will NOT SEE any playing time at all...
Assuming the pg minutes are captured entirely by Felton and Beno,
probably Pablo will end up playing in a 2 pg rotation along with Felton or Beno..
In the SG position you have the sixth man of the year and our hottest prospect which we all expect this is going to be his breakout year..( some people believe he can play pg,his natural position is the sg and he is going to end up as our starting?? 3 again... )
JR played about 34 mpg last season,let's say this year he get's more or less the same playing time,so Pablo will get his 16 mpg again..
CONCLUSION NO.1 : THERE IS NO PLAYING TIME AT ALL FOR TIM HARDAWAY JR..
And that's the least we should worry about because THE REAL MESS IS IN THE CENTER SPOT..
Before that,let's just say at the small forward position we have Metta and Shump..they split minutes and everything is fine..even though Metta played 34 minutes per game last season......
2.) What is the situation for our bigs?
Melo will play about 38 minutes ENTIRELY AT THE PF POSITION..
Bargs will play the remaining 10, AND ABOUT 14 MORE IN THE CENTER POSITION,
in which we allready have Chandler,Amare,Martin,and Tyler(the only playing time he gets this year is in the pre season..?)
Can anyone explain to me what is going to happen at the center position????
Some will say Amare is NOT going to be healthy again this year..but what if he is..???
Things get even worst this time for our shooting guards,Metta,Pablo if Woody chooses to play Melo at 3..just do the maths..
Finaly i consider our GM a very smart guy..so IMO this is not the roster we are entering the season..At least it shouldn't be...
The roster on paper is really good and full of depth,but i can't see how this works if every body stays healthy..i know it's a long season and teams need to have deep rosters..but i can see serious rotation issues throughout the season..
* It's another thing having players like Juwan Howard,James Jones,and Joel Anthony as roster fillers but it is definetely wrong and a completely different thing considering Kenyon Martin OR Amare and Tim Hardaway jr OR Pablo for the same role..
But again some people might say that we can use a 12 man rotation..
This is not 2K..