- Mar 1, 2015
Hyland probably will play the 2 at least some if Baldwin does well enough. Either way. Lack of guards and guys that can handle/pass might have be the biggest problem with the offense the last couple of years. Evans didn’t really run the offense that well, and couldn’t push a break. The secondary options on the floor at guard were usually Vann and Jenkins, and they were poor Ball handlers and passers. I would guess you will frequently see 2 of Hyland/Baldwin/Clark on the floor. Curry handles the ball Ok and will see time at the 2 and 3, McAllister as well. They both handle better than Vann and Jenkins. Second unit was better offensively because the guard play was so much stronger. Shouldn’t be a problem this year. I expect the offense will be better, faster and more fun to watch.Friday thoughts.....I wonder how Rhoades will utilize Bones this year. It is very difficult to take the ball out of a playmakers hands but if the team goes "young" I wonder how effective it would be to put the ball in Ace Baldwin's hands and allow Bones to move off the ball for open looks. That being said, Bones is great off the dribble but I do wonder if something like that would be effective in helping with the shooting woes the last several years. Bona has the same situation with Lofton. He is such a good player they keep him at point but he might be better served to look for open spaces off the ball. Just a thought. Ramdog mentioned scoring when I listed a line-up of Hyland, Clark, Williams, Douglas and Ward. A line-up of Ace, Bones, Clark, Williams and Douglas or Ward might put the wheels in motion for more offensive productivity.