Posted by: Steve on November 15th, 2012The author's views are entirely his or her own and may not reflect the views of the Utah Jazz.
While i know Burks in not a PG, i don’t think a PG is necessary with the 2nd unit. We saw last night, boston played Courtney Lee and Barbosa together… No PG there, barbosa is nothing but a scorer. The spurs have Ginobli and Neal… No PG there either, and those teams seems to be just fine. So why can they play those guys together and we can’t play foye and burks together?
Back in the day, you needed a PG cuz he was the only that could dribble and pass; you needed a SG cuz he was the only one that could shoot; a SF was an athlete that could do a little bit of everything; your PF & C were either your primary post scorer or your defensive rebounder.
Everyone needs to let go of the idea of “positions”. Mo is a PG, but would anyone consider him a typical pass first PG? I don’t and thats ok. Same thing with guys like Jimmer and Russell Westbrook. In todays game, positions are so interchangable because everyone is so talented and skilled. Last year James Harden, a SG, was basically OKC’s backup PG, cuz he had the ball primarily in his hands and made plays for everyone around him. Look at Marvin this year, a 6′9 small forward, he can handle the ball, shoot the 3, defend the post, rebound, in the Laker he even guarded kobe… these guys should not be limited to “positions” but rather the focus should be on utilizing their skills and talents.
My big thing is put your best players on the floor and and put them in position to succeed. Would anyone say that tinsley is better than foye or burks? Don’t think so. So why is he getting the minutes over burks?
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