Tuesday, October 02, 2007

I Can't Dribble, Pass, Or Shoot Threes. Who Am I?

Scott Skiles' "new-look" shooting guard, Luol Deng. Ben Gordon will be playing point in this scenario, a position Gordon isn't best suited for, but one he's been very productive at. The more shots Gordon takes the better, and the Bulls' leading scorer should be clocking more than last season's 33 MPG. At least Skiles is considering a backup backcourt that could score a lot of points, something the Duhon-Hinrich-Gordon tiny ball lineup rarely accomplished. Seems like an unnecessary musing, and it makes me uncomfortable that Skiles isn't talking about keeping the best lineup on the floor as much as possible. At least the starting backcourt of Hinrich and Gordon seems solidified this season.


Blogger BenGo07 said...

Interesting. That frees up some minutes at the 3 for Nocioni, which in turn frees up some minutes for Ty at the 4. Me likey.

5:11 PM  
Blogger BenGo07 said...

Also, it should be recalled that the rumor from the summer was that Deng was working on improving both his handle and his three-point game, and had made impressive strides in both areas. Now, obviously, some skepticism is warranted here, but I'm willing to endorse anything that trends away from the three-guard lineup.

5:15 PM  
Blogger Hot Shit College Student said...

Nocioni would likely be the small forward, but I'd like to see some Tyrus Thomas there too this season. A true big lineup would create some refreshing mismatches.

5:27 PM  
Blogger BenGo07 said...

How tall is Deng, like 6'9? Could be some pretty big mismatches with him in the post at the two guard...

Unless his jump shot and/or post game has significantly improved, Tyrus at the 3 seems like a stretch to me. Most 3s, seems to me, would be quick enough to stop him from driving past them and dunking, but maybe I'm wrong.

8:07 PM  
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10:42 PM  

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