Well, if coach Smart is going to have us playing the way that he has said, the need for a point guard will not be as great. I've been saying this to everyone for the past 6 months as people (other team's fans) have said we will be dead in the water without Eric.
Our offense has been set around Eric. We ran way more half-court than most expected, given the "94 feet, both ways" we saw in Grant's first year. You had the best point guard in the conference, maybe the country, so for sure you play to his strengths. So now that he is gone, and we have a new coach with big plays to run again, we might be in less of a need for a PG. A fastbreak is run by whoever gets the steal or whoever is in front of the pack.
If we score a lot of points off turnovers, like we did two years ago, we should be fine. Just have to play defense better.
So Shaka, that is your mission. Get these guys in shape and make us the fastest, toughest, most athletic defense on the east coast. Do that and the PG will only really be needed when we need to work time off the clock to protect our 20 point lead.