Raptors starting SF battlePosted by Inside Hoops
The ultra-athletic, defensive-minded Jamario Moon started at small forward for the Raptors last season. Will he retain the job? Or will Joey Graham shock Raptors faithful and move ahead of Moon in the depth chart? The Toronto Sun (Mike Ganter) reports:
After the game, Sam Mitchell muddied the starting small forward waters a little bit more. “Does Joey start or Jamario come off the bench?” Mitchell asked in his post-game comments. “Does Jamario start and Joey come off the bench? I don’t know yet.” Mitchell’s problem right now is his second unit is giving him almost nothing. Anyone who witnessed the second quarter last night, when the Raptors were outscored 34-20 and turned the ball over seven times with the starters on the bench, is aware of that. “We know Andrea (Bargnani) can score,” Mitchell said. “We know Jason can score and get some shots, but we have to find that other guy. One thing Joey has shown an ability to do is put the ball on the floor and get a shot for himself or get to the basket and create some contact.”
Obviously whichever player best fits in with the starters should be the one to start. Simple formula that applies to every team.