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FreedomReigns
08-09-2008, 05:11 AM
I'll use the Suns roster plus the additon of Dragic as my team model.

Center: Shaq 28 min., Lopez 10 min., Diaw 10 min.

Power Forward: Amare 38 min., Diaw 10 min.

Small Forward: Hill 23 min., Barnes 20 min., Tucker 5 min.

Shooting Guard: Bell 23 min., Barbosa 20 min., Strawberry 5 min.

Point Guard: Nash 32 min., Dragic 10 min., Barbosa 3 min., Strawberry 3 min.

kjsunsfan7
08-09-2008, 11:27 AM
I'll use the Suns roster plus the additon of Dragic as my team model.

Center: Shaq 28 min., Lopez 10 min., Diaw 10 min.

Power Forward: Amare 38 min., Diaw 10 min.

Small Forward: Hill 23 min., Barnes 20 min., Tucker 5 min.

Shooting Guard: Bell 23 min., Barbosa 20 min., Strawberry 5 min.

Point Guard: Nash 32 min., Dragic 10 min., Barbosa 3 min., Strawberry 3 min.

Except, I would make nashs time smaller and let him rest more, Id give him 28-30 depending on the game, and I would hope to give tucker and strawberry more time if they show improvement

JPHX
08-09-2008, 11:48 AM
i would cut down on nash's minutes. even amare's as well esp on blowouts. just until the playoffs.

STAT32
08-09-2008, 07:06 PM
Steve Nash 30/ Goran Dragic 18
Raja Bell 31/ Leandro Barbosa 17
Matt Barnes 25/ Grant Hill 20/ Boris Diaw 3
Amare Stoudemire 39/ Boris Diaw 9
Shaquille O'neal 30/RoLo 15/ Boris Diaw 3

Sorry guys but I just really don't see DJ or Alando breaking the rotation.

amare#1
08-09-2008, 08:32 PM
Steve Nash 30/ Goran Dragic 18
Raja Bell 31/ Leandro Barbosa 17
Matt Barnes 25/ Grant Hill 20/ Boris Diaw 3
Amare Stoudemire 39/ Boris Diaw 9
Shaquille O'neal 30/RoLo 15/ Boris Diaw 3

Sorry guys but I just really don't see DJ or Alando breaking the rotation.

Unfortunately, i also agree that DJ and Alando won't crack the rotation. If either was to it would be DJ for a few minutes in the odd game, but Alando has no hope unless Diaw, Barnes or Hill get injured.
Overall i generally agree with your distribution of minutes, but i would just make a few adjustments at the center and shooting guard positions.
Firstly, I would probably give Barbosa a few more minutes and Bell less... maybe 25 for Barbosa and 23 for Bell. This is just because i "rekon" that Bell is an overrated defender and Barbosa is obviously much more productive on the offensive end.
I would also limit Shaq's minutes to about 25, most of which would be at the end of the game in close ones. This would be in order to give Diaw more minutes as I've already stated that I'm a huge fan of his.

Rome
08-09-2008, 10:00 PM
Those look about good. Nash should get a little less minutes and depending on the game\score cut amares down.

Willy T Justice
08-10-2008, 01:53 AM
Oh I believe that Straw will get second unit minutes to back up Nash. I'm OK with this. I feel that Straw has earned the second PG spot behind NASh. He is capable of distributing the ball and making the right decisions. Everyone seems to think the Dragic will come over and step right in to this offense. Remember Straw has ben learning this from day one and Dragic is about 5 months removed. Not saying that Dragic wont have an opertunity that is if he is signed. As we know not as yet. 32 minutes for Nash, 10 to Strawberry and 6 to Barbosa just to bring the ball up. Diaw will run the point forward position when the need for another distributor.

If Dragic is signed this year he will share the 16-18 minutes with Straw depending on who is playing well.

STAT32
08-10-2008, 05:33 PM
You really think TP will give DJ backup minutes over Goran? I highly doubt it, they have no faith in DJ at the point.

chadillachembre
08-10-2008, 06:35 PM
Steve Nash 30/ Goran Dragic 18
Raja Bell 31/ Leandro Barbosa 17
Matt Barnes 25/ Grant Hill 20/ Boris Diaw 3
Amare Stoudemire 39/ Boris Diaw 9
Shaquille O'neal 30/RoLo 15/ Boris Diaw 3

Sorry guys but I just really don't see DJ or Alando breaking the rotation.

i expect DJ to be in the rotation but the last man in the rotation. I dont see Alando playing much at all.

Center: Shaq 28 min., Lopez 15 min. Diaw 5 min.

Power Forward: Amare 38 min., Diaw 10 min.

Small Forward: Hill 22 min., Barnes 21 min. Diaw 5 min.

Shooting Guard: Bell 21 min., Barbosa 17 min., Strawberry 10 min.

Point Guard: Nash 32 min., Barbosa 10 min., Dragic 6 min.

STAT32
08-10-2008, 07:56 PM
Barbosa will see very very very limited minutes at the point. I doubt he even sees 5 a game there. Hopefully Dragic plays about 20 while Nash handles 28.

Willy T Justice
08-10-2008, 08:21 PM
You really think TP will give DJ backup minutes over Goran? I highly doubt it, they have no faith in DJ at the point.

When Dragic is actually on the team and not just a rumor for this year. I'll give him the back up minutes. Until then i have Straw and Barbosa behind Nash. PG by comittee until Dragic signs.

kjfan
08-10-2008, 10:14 PM
I'll use the Suns roster plus the additon of Dragic as my team model.

Center: Shaq 28 min., Lopez 10 min., Diaw 10 min.

Power Forward: Amare 38 min., Diaw 10 min.

Small Forward: Hill 23 min., Barnes 20 min., Tucker 5 min.

Shooting Guard: Bell 23 min., Barbosa 20 min., Strawberry 5 min.

Point Guard: Nash 32 min., Dragic 10 min., Barbosa 3 min., Strawberry 3 min.

I do like your small forward mins though. I say more like this:

Center: Shaq 26min, Lopez 15 min., Diaw 7 min.

Power Forward: Amare 35 min., Diaw 13 min.,

Shooting guard: Bell 25 min. Barbosa 23 min.

Point guard: Nash 29 min., Dragic 12 min., Strawberry 7 min.

This of course is only for the regular season and if Dragic comes over. If not Barbosa and Bells minutes go way up.

amare#1
08-11-2008, 03:06 AM
Barbosa will see very very very limited minutes at the point. I doubt he even sees 5 a game there. Hopefully Dragic plays about 20 while Nash handles 28.

Completely agree

Rome
08-11-2008, 06:02 AM
When Dragic is actually on the team and not just a rumor for this year. I'll give him the back up minutes. Until then i have Straw and Barbosa behind Nash. PG by comittee until Dragic signs.

I agree. Until dragic signs with us, I'm looking at it as if we go into the season with our current roster. I'd have DJ and barbs split the backup point, with DJ getin the most minutes. Odds are if they don't sign goran they'll pickup a vet. I don't see alando getin much time either but I do think he'll get a chance and only get more time if he excels in those minutes.