I think they are trying to find the best starting lineup that doesn't take away from the bench's effectiveness.
Xavier was an important part of the bench but we could put Nick in his place to give the bench that knockdown scorer and thus far Nick has fit right in.
Now if we start Wesley we lose that defensive presence on our bench that is paired up with Hill so well. That's the issue, Xavier was a good defender on the bench and caused a lot of turnovers, having to go through him and then Johnson and then Hill is what gave other bench's nightmares. Young doens't provide that defensive presence on the bench but he makes up for it in scoring.
Starting Wesley takes two of our three best bench defenders and puts them in the starting lineup.
If our starting lineup was Nash, Xavier, Wesley, Kaman, Gasol
You would almost primarily be going through Kaman and or Gasol, because Xavier and Wesley aren't consistent enough on the offensive end to run a LOT of plays through. With Xavier you really don't need to run plays for him and Wesley isn't gonna shoot outside of system and force bad shots. If Nash had his legs back that lineup would work and then you can switch our Kaman and Gasol for the 4/5 on our bench and Nash for Farmar, have Young come in for Xavier and move Nick to the three, bring in Meeks for the 2, move Wesley down to the 4 and bring in Hill and then it works. But then it freezes out WIlliams and Blake. Williams who is inconsistent as [expletive] when it comes to his shot but is a better defender than Kaman or Gasol and Blake who isn't offensively aggressive but helps in other ways.
It will really come together when Kobe is the 2 instead of Blake honestly.
Then the lineup is
Farmar / Blake
I believe that's what ultimately is going to happen and that will be our 11 man rotation. Williams will be the 12th guy on the bench brought in for matchup or to get fouls because his defense is a nice change of pace and his 'some of the time' three point shooting is fine for a 12th man.