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Frank E:

--- Quote from: Nik on September 27, 2021, 02:37:47 PM ---
--- Quote from: Frank E on September 27, 2021, 02:21:15 PM ---Thanks Nik...so bench player until he can usurp?

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Well, it'll be interesting to see how they fill the line-up with Siakam out to start the year. They could go Dragic-VanVleet-Anunoby-Boucher-Birch or something or they could go smaller and start Anunoby and Barnes to begin things.

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Thanks again Nik...what does it mean to "go small"?

Nik:

--- Quote from: Frank E on September 27, 2021, 02:55:20 PM ---
--- Quote from: Nik on September 27, 2021, 02:37:47 PM ---
--- Quote from: Frank E on September 27, 2021, 02:21:15 PM ---Thanks Nik...so bench player until he can usurp?

--- End quote ---

Well, it'll be interesting to see how they fill the line-up with Siakam out to start the year. They could go Dragic-VanVleet-Anunoby-Boucher-Birch or something or they could go smaller and start Anunoby and Barnes to begin things.

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Thanks again Nik...what does it mean to "go small"?

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So one of the way to think of Basketball positions is to number them 1-5 like this:

1. Point Guard
2. Shooting Guard
3. Small Forward
4. Power Forward
5. Center

Typically, this is also sorted in ascending order in terms of player size as well. So, usually, the guys who play point guard(so, say, Allen Iverson) are the shortest/lightest, followed by shooting guards and up to the biggest Centers(like, say, Shaq). Now, in recent years, it's been sort of a trend for the idea of traditional positions and roles within those positions to fall out of favour. Centers and Power forwards, for instance, who used to play within the key and grab rebounds and take shorter shots are now as expected as anyone to be able to shoot from distance and guard on the perimeter and positions are less defined in general so teams are getting more creative with their lineup choices. So by "going small" it might mean a lineup where you don't have a traditional C or someone of that size on the court and instead use two Small forwards in your starting lineup(like, for instance, Anunoby and Barnes). Basically it's any lineup where instead of the traditional 1-2-3-4-5 alignment you double up on one of the smaller positions so like 1-1-3-4-5 or, in the lineup I suggested the Raps may use to start the season above, 1-1-3-3-5.

Frank E:

--- Quote from: Nik on September 27, 2021, 03:56:13 PM ---
--- Quote from: Frank E on September 27, 2021, 02:55:20 PM ---
--- Quote from: Nik on September 27, 2021, 02:37:47 PM ---
--- Quote from: Frank E on September 27, 2021, 02:21:15 PM ---Thanks Nik...so bench player until he can usurp?

--- End quote ---

Well, it'll be interesting to see how they fill the line-up with Siakam out to start the year. They could go Dragic-VanVleet-Anunoby-Boucher-Birch or something or they could go smaller and start Anunoby and Barnes to begin things.

--- End quote ---

Thanks again Nik...what does it mean to "go small"?

--- End quote ---

So one of the way to think of Basketball positions is to number them 1-5 like this:

1. Point Guard
2. Shooting Guard
3. Small Forward
4. Power Forward
5. Center

Typically, this is also sorted in ascending order in terms of player size as well. So, usually, the guys who play point guard(so, say, Allen Iverson) are the shortest/lightest, followed by shooting guards and up to the biggest Centers(like, say, Shaq). Now, in recent years, it's been sort of a trend for the idea of traditional positions and roles within those positions to fall out of favour. Centers and Power forwards, for instance, who used to play within the key and grab rebounds and take shorter shots are now as expected as anyone to be able to shoot from distance and guard on the perimeter and positions are less defined in general so teams are getting more creative with their lineup choices. So by "going small" it might mean a lineup where you don't have a traditional C or someone of that size on the court and instead use two Small forwards in your starting lineup(like, for instance, Anunoby and Barnes). Basically it's any lineup where instead of the traditional 1-2-3-4-5 alignment you double up on one of the smaller positions so like 1-1-3-4-5 or, in the lineup I suggested the Raps may use to start the season above, 1-1-3-3-5.

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Thank you for that Nik.

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