As seen is the Suns game, our small line up is getting thwarted on mismatches. As soon as we lose Ronnie to an arthritic day off, we have to deal with salvaging fouls on STAT: hence Williams' fouling out against Phoenix.
As soon as Amar'e's whistled for his first, we're pushing poop up a hill and there's not an opposing coach that doesn't expose it, either.
We can't continue to let Moz and AR rot on the bench. Even if each of them plays just 3-4-5-6 minutes for the sake of not only fouling, but slamming bodies on forwards defensively to allow rebounding opportunities for Landry, Wil, Gallo, Ray, Walker whoever's on.
The offensive minded small line up we've been running at the end of quarters:
4. Wilson and now no doubt Gallo
is beyond a liability. It has to be the - if not close to the - worst defensive line up in the league.
Are we really going to run that defensive line up against SA, OKC even Houston in the next 3 games?
It's gotta stop.
That line up stays on the court for roughly 2-3 minutes twice a game. Can we not at least TRY a line up of:
????. Can an offensive genius not construct a P&R, P&K or isolation offense with that line up twice a game for 3 minutes?
The Gov and AR are not good players right now. But we're not asking them to be any more than defensive role players in that line up. Mozgov sets screens impeccably well, is extremely physical and blocks a shot here and there. Randolph rebounds at a high rate and can block shots as well. But that's all they need to do! Excluding them offensively isn't a big deal. We don't have to sacrifice any fluidity offensively. We just need to stop the ball and run a perimeter/iso/P&R/penetrate and kick offense for 3-4 minutes, twice a game.
Is that not reasonable? Are they really that bad that they can't facilitate a simple role of fouls, rebounds, boxing out and setting non receiving picks for 3-4 minutes a game?
I don't think so. We're wearing down our small rotation and teetering on hitting .500.
That's my solution to the issue. What else are we gonna do?