He's not a natural 2G, if he were... MDA wouldn't be developing him as a PG. Mike may lack defensive coaching ability, but he's grade-A in terms of offensive ability & coaching. He knows what he's doing with TD23 & it's foolish to think we know more about this situation that MDA himself.
MDA knows the PG position as well as an offensive attack better than me, you & this entire message board combined Bro.
I seen many of great games from TD as a PG with FSU. He was a combo Guard for us. He wasn't a SG & he wasn't a PG for FSU; he was a well rounded combo Guard.
He's not a natural NBA SG. The man is 5'11-6'1 @ the very most. Way too short to compete against much taller 2G's who can back him down & shoot over him all night. TD makes for a strong, powerful PG who can dominate opposing PG's with toughness. I seen this kid grow up over night with the Knicks under MDA. He's no where near the type of off the ball player that Fields has become as a rookie. No where near it. He's not an NBA SG, way too small.