While, i am pretty happy with our off season, i have a question that really hasnt been answered so much, and while we all know that Thibs starting doesnt matter ( see boozer) I was wondering what you guys thought our first and 2nd team could look like.
I think the only clear cut starter is Noah, Noah at Center, being the play maker and defensive player he is will 100% be our starting C Day 1. and baring injury Day 365.
the question is, who starts next to him, and what does the bench look like.
Here are a few Scenarios that could come up.
Pau Starts, he is Probably the 2nd best offensive player we have behind Rose, has size and skill to help out everyone. however, this leaves our 2nd team, while not nessisarily out on the floor without one of the other two, undersized, with Taj (6'9) and Mirotic ( 6'10). while those two could survive against most teams, I do like having size off the bench. agaisnt some teams like Portland, Minisota, ect.
Taj Starts, I like and dislike many things about this, for one, it leaves gasol to spell Noah, leaving size at Center. I also like our Defense on our first team, I like having Mirotic and Gasol ( the Spanish Duo) to play together which would be a huge help to Mirotic IMO. and I like the Chemestry that already exist on the first team with Rose and the bigs) the only thing i do not love is Gasol/Mirotic are not a good defensive Duo
Third Scenario, and probably my favorite overall. and also most unlikely
Mirotic Starts, I think this is highly improbable, but i like the idea of starting him for a few reasons. the first, being Rose, drive and kick to mirotic, with other guys would really spread things out. also, Noah would have more room to drive from that high post, which IMO, boozer blocked off alot last season. and open up the lane a ton for back cuts by rose, Butler, and Dunleavy/Mcbuckets. the other thing i love is the balance of our 2nd team, Brining in size on the 2nd team with Gasol, Taj being the defensive big, I think those two could work well together,
I know that while starters dont matter in our scheme, its more about rotation and guys get together anyway, its nice to think about some of the options we could throw out on the floor. so what is your opinion, I think its most likely that Pau Does Start, but which option do you like the best.