Originally Posted by Nets fan 93
I can't see the 2nd best 3pt shooter percentage wise (Crabbe) last year not starting in Kenny's offense.
well, kenny can afford to start almost any lineup he wants in the name of progress / development. he could start jarrett allen at C, and as much of a mess that would probably be, it would still be defensible. which goes back to my point about the starting lineups not being too critical for this team.
but yeah-- any team that had playoff hopes could NOT afford to start the allen crabbe of last season. his defense was dreadful, his only real talent is hitting uncontested threes, and his success came mostly against second units, not starting units. i.e., the klay thompsons of the world are not shaking in their boots at this time.
that's why i think crabbe is by far the biggest gamble marks has made so far and why i think it will be must-see-TV to watch his development or non-development across this season.
with new ownership potentially coming along (chinese maybe), this is also the kind of thing that could either solidify the front office or justify starting over again. a slight exaggeration maybe, but probably not a huge one, since most new owners like to install their people in all the important spots.