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Re: Starting SF: Williams or McCarty
williams will certainly play more than 20 minutes per
game...maybe i read that wrong, but...i'd say he's
good for around 27-30 per, which is a good
--- Alex Wang <email@example.com> wrote:
> In the Boston Herald, it is reported that Pitino is
> trying to decide
> between Eric Williams and Walter McCarty as the
> starting small forward.
> So it looks like Antoine won't be moving to small
> forward, at least
> for the time being. That leaves Potapenko, Battie,
> Fortson (and Ellison
> if healthy) sharing minutes at center and backup
> power forward. If
> Antoine plays as much as he has in the past, that's
> about 60 minutes
> for these three players. That doesn't seem like a
> lot; but perhaps it
> would work out because of the new rules which might
> keep our big men
> in foul trouble. Maybe Antoine will be spending some
> time at small
> forward in addition to starting at power forward,
> which would ease
> the minutes crunch at the power positions.
> Last year, Battie averaged 22.4 minutes; Potapenko
> averaged 27.9; and
> Fortson averaged 28.3 minutes.
> I suppose if Walker played small forward, there
> would be a crunch for
> minutes there as well with three players vying for
> 48 minutes; so far,
> Williams and McCarty have both played well in the
> preseason and seem
> to deserve spots in the rotation.
> We should be getting a better idea of what the
> rotation will look like
> in the upcoming games. In the meantime, I would
> PG: Anderson 30. Barros 18.
> SG: Pierce 30. Cheaney 18.
> SF: Williams 20. McCarty 20. Walker 8.
> PF: Walker 28. Fortson 10. Battie 10.
> C: Potapenko 24. Battie 12. Fortson 12.
> Turner could very well break into the rotation
> depending on the
> performance of Anderson and Barros. The roles of
> Fortson and Battie
> may switch; it'll depend on who ends up being able
> to guard centers
> better, and who has better synergy with Walker or
> Potapenko. I hope
> that this is why Vitaly hasn't seen much playing
> time, because
> Pitino wants to find out who can better handle
> backup C duties.
> Pierce could end up playing more minutes too,
> depending on whether
> Cheaney ever regains his game. Maybe Cheaney just
> needs to have
> offensive sets designed for him in order to be
> effective, because
> he just doesn't seem aggressive enough.
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