Originally Posted by 20 Dimes A Game
Amir is more of a inside banger while Tayshuan gives you a little bit of everything.
I agree, Amir has to be an inside banger because he doesn't have an outside game. However, why is it such a strange concept for our SF to be a banger? If he's quick and has a long reach, couldn't he play defense similar to Tayshaun?
On the offensive end, he can post up smaller SFs and use that to his advantage. The rebounding advantage he'd give to the team should more than make up for the trend of outside shooting the Pistons seem to be in.
In any combination of the above lineups, there is enough ability to defend any other lineup in the NBA that I can think of (Lebron is always the exception). Anyone else able to think of a lineup where Johnson can be exploited on the defensive end?