So we are going to make the playoffs. It is not a matter of if or how. Kobe the Vino guaranteed it, and the process is going smoothly. We have to start thinking about what could happen when we get there. D'Antoni's 8-men rotation has worked well once it settled. Meeks, Jamison and Blake started to contribute, and actually impact the game. We know they aren't perfect but we love them. Therefore, a 7'0 ft question arises! How will Pau be used in this current working system? We don't know how his conditioning will be when he finally gets the nod to play, but let's say we're thinking of a timetable that he'll be 100% ready when the playoffs kick in.
How can we use him in this system, In 8-men rotation ?
If we restrict Jamison and Clark's playing time, how will they respond on the court?
How will offense flow? With Kobe taking a step back in playmaking duties, Blake and Nash are doing a good job. Will Pau's 'reluctant to shoot but willing to pass' mentality bring the early inconsistencies back?