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Use the Bench, going forward from Portland

I am still a little bit perplexed after watching last night game, as I am uncertain what our exact identity as a team is. Are we a big physical team? Are we a halfcourt team? Are we a full court pressing causing havoc defensive team? Maybe this was just simply an effort to try anything that would possibly work, but i'm still scratching my head. Will we continue to play Dower and Karno on the floor at the same time or will we go with a quicker lineup? Will we start to put a little bit more full court pressing into our gameplan or just use it when we're losing and needs points?

As I said before, I don't think anybody is good enough to play the entire game, a whole 40 minutes. Not only is this keeping other guys from seeing the court but it is impossible to play with your peak potential when you are absolutely gassed. It's obvious that Pangos is Mark Few's favorite player, but doesn't it make sense to bring fresh bodies in to rest our players? Why do we stunt the development of Luke Meikle and give Drew Barham an absurd amount of minutes at the 4 position? Some things that Mark Few does doesn't have a good enough justification for him to be doing.

I propose having more concrete rotations than what we've been throwing out there. How can guys develop chemistry when the lineup changes on a minute to minute basis? I think Mark should have two separate units during games instead of tinkering with his lineup like a mad man. Why not have our first wave go something like this,

1st half from start to 13 minute mark

Pangos

Bell

Dranginis

Dower

Karno

And then give EVERY starter a rest ,yes even Kevin Pangos.

From the 13 minute to 6 minute mark

Stockton

Coleman

Barham

Nunez

Meikle/Edwards

And then the starters would close the half.

Players need consistent minutes and the chance to play together to develop chemistry. We don't need a bunch of disgruntled bench players which seems to be the status quo of late with the program. This will keep both units fresh, and allows us to play better defense, and hey it might even make more players happy with the program.

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