This isn't about who works together and who doesn't because that's relative to the team we face. This is about building the best team to beat the Heat.
In order to highlight our bst scorer while being able to play defense (which is what it will take) we have to re-evaluate our approach. We did it with D'Antoni and now we need to do it with Woodson.
We need to eliminate the questions. Stat proved he was a question with his BACK injuries. That solidified his worth when coupled with his lack of defense which is apparent on film.
STAT is the very definiton of OVERRATED. And he's my man, but even I can see that without a distributor and with a PF who makes $20mil nd can't be relied upon to a) lock-down, or b) to be healthy (as he was injured during both playoff runs) we are doomed.
Now IF you want to take a risk that Lin will be Nash/Kidd/Parker light that's a stretch. His defense was suspect, his numbers inflated as we all agree MDA's approach does, and his meniscus torn partly due to "sefl-induced flopping", partly due to poor conditioning, and add the many off-court distractions he will have... is a big risk.
Hoping that STAT will be healthy one of these playoffs is another risk. Hoping he will learn to lock-down, is almost insane.
STAT is a D'Antoni player. A stretch four who plays minimal defense. Lin can tbe relied upon versus top comp. If we are to go traditional then we MUST find a way.