Considering that the rotation this year has been the most questioned and perplexing part of this season, I thought that it could be interesting to speculate on next year's rotation. Seeing how we will say goodbye to Dower, Barham, and Stockon this year but will be adding some very interesting pieces to the new puzzle, here's how I see the rotation being next year. Limit of eight but can be more. (maybe not, given Few's tendency to have a short bench lately) So here goes. Interested to see what everyone else comes up with.
Pangos - 30 minutes/game
Bell - 30 minutes/game
Dranginis - 25 minutes/game
Wiltjer - 25 minutes/game
Karnowski - 30 minutes/game
*really want to put Nunez for Wiltjer but I will have to see more from him this season as far as fitting in with Few's system. Wiltjer seems like a better fit with how our system works. Just can't see Colman playing in front of KD the way this season is panning out.
Perkins (for Pangos) - 10 minutes/game
Melson/Dranginis (for Bell) - 10 minutes
Colman (for Dranginis) - 15 minutes
Nunez (for Wiltjer) - 15 minutes
Nunez/Edwards (for Karnowski) - 10 minutes
*Meikle, Alberts, and any of the walk ons that return are redshirted or sit. Melson could redshirt and Dranginis plays more at the 2 spot and adds another 6-7 minutes. Depends on how good the kid is. Few has shown a willingness to play KD a lot of minutes.
Seeing the decisions Few has made this year, that's what I would expect. Really a nine man rotation because I see Edwards getting few minutes if Nunez is any good playing inside. If Coleman figures Few out and has a fantastic finish to this season he could possibly challenge KD for the starting spot and would expect the minutes to move to a little more equal in that scenario. But this is unlikely. Few likes KD because of the intangibles he brings and he doesn't take a lot of shots from Bell and Pangos. Could see Perkins get more minutes as a facilitator for all the shooters on the floor, going with a three guard line up at times. Anyway, lots of different scenarios are possible but it looks like a much more athletic, very offensive oriented team that could also D you up pretty damn well. Can also get more athletic when the bench come in. Could be fun. Have at it guys!