Re: Coaching Situation
Not sure Ben Gordon is a good fit in our starting lineup. He scores alot of points but my concern is the sheer number of shots he likes to jack up, and that includes an awful lot of 3's. If you have Chris Bosh and Andrea Bargnani in the front court, do you really wants someone that takes the ball out of their hands that much? I think you need someone who likes to drive the ball rather than someone who likes to shoot alot.
The thing that makes Marion such a good fit is that he really doesn't take the ball out of Chris's and Andrea's hands. Instead he compliments their games by rebounding for Andrea, getting out ahead of the big men on fast breaks, defending, but most important he seldom ever shoots the 3 or takes long shots he shouldn't. What he does well is move the ball in those instances. He's a very smart player. If not Marion it has to be someone that does some of the things that he brings to the table.
What we still need however, is someone with them at shooting guard that can drive the ball, and hopefully play some decent defence. Hopefully we can find this guy in the draft, if not we may have to trade for him, maybe even give up our draft choice as part of that trade if the perfect fit becomes available. In a pinch maybe Roko possibly could become that player, we know he can drive, he's 6'5 and not a total stiff on defence. I'd like to see him play the last few games in that position, it would certainly be interesting and may be all that we will be able to afford.
Ben would be great coming off the bench, but would be very expensive. Just my opinion, but i think if he were to score 20 in our starting lineup, he would just be subtracting from Bosh, Bargnani's and Calderon's game average, shot and point totals.