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Mike D'Antoni going with the 8 man rotation (Hill odd man out)

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#41 L.A.K.E.R


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Posted November 25, 2012 - 05:32 PM

It worked against Dallas because their only viable option at SF is Shawn Marion, who isn't that great offensively. We can't get away with that against teams that have capable players at that position because they'll destroy him. He plays at his best at the 4, he can't be relied upon at the three where he's too much of a liability on defense, even with Howard on the floor.

With Jamison at the 3, Hill at the 4, and either Howard or Gasol at the 5 we don't have good enough floor spacing to handle a team that has viable options at the forward slots. A 3/4 PnR will be the death of us in that case. With Nash it would be more viable (because he's a phenomenal shooter), but right now we can't have that sort of lineup out on the floor. Not unless you think that Jamison will be able to knock down shots from 20+ feet out consistently, because there will be very little room for him to cut through in the paint.

Jamison alongside Howard is far more effective than Hill would have been. When given the touches and attempts that he should be getting (not simply spotting up beyond the arc), he can be a big contributor for us.

I do think we need to find a way to get minutes for Hill, but I don't mind at all if he's riding the pine as long as Jamison and Pau are playing well.

#42 3Js


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Posted November 25, 2012 - 05:33 PM

When did that happen? Last thing we need is another injury to one of our stars.

ive seen this issue with him since the pre season.. multiple times Stu was like "he needs to bend his knees to get lift".. for real, ive seen it since day 1 this year,maybe even since last here,,,he doesnt want to bend his knees......

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