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    Default Rudy Gay starting at the 4 realistic?

    I saw earlier that someone said they can see the lineup next year being Lowry-Derozan-Ross-Gay-JV is that a realistic starting lineup putting either Ross or Derozan at the 3 and Rudy at 4 do you think this lineup is possible and could work or is it better to play Amir with JV?

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    no i don't like the idea. We'd get pounded on the glass and i prefer the more traditional lineup none of this stretch 4 BS

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    I think it all comes down to matchups. It would be alright against teams like Miami, but Indiana and Denver would kill us on the boards.

    So, to answer the question, I wouldn't want Gay as the starting 4 for an entire season

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    Quote NoPropsneeded wrote: View Post
    no i don't like the idea. We'd get pounded on the glass and i prefer the more traditional lineup none of this stretch 4 BS
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    Quote Raptor_11 wrote: View Post
    I think it all comes down to matchups. It would be alright against teams like Miami, but Indiana and Denver would kill us on the boards.

    So, to answer the question, I wouldn't want Gay as the starting 4 for an entire season
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    It only works when you have 2-3 guys that can shoot the 3. Knicks in my opinion is a great example. Their starting 5 consists of Chandler, Melo, Shumpert, Kidd and Felton. 3 of those guys can shoot the 3 very well. Shumpert isn't that good of a 3pt shooter but he's more than capable of making one if left wide open.

    Denver is another great example. Koufos, Faried, Gallinari, Iguodala and Lawson. Gallo and Lawson can flat out shoot. And Iggy just like Shumpert is more than capable of making one if left wide open.
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    Yeah I am with you guys as well I don't think it would work throughout an entire season either. I just want Ross to get some more minutes but next season without Anderson I see Ross being that first wing off the bench 3 and D kinda guy! and then use Landry in situational lineups at the 4

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    Though not starting, expect to see the Lowry, Ross, DeRozan, Gay & Johnson/JV Line ups a lot in the future. got a nice preview of it in the last 3 games and I liked it.

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    Meh, it's kind of irrelevant. They could start every game with Gay at the 4 and Ross at the 2, but Amir Johnson is still going to play a lot of minutes at power forward, and Ross will likely still not play more than 25 min a game. I have no problem starting three wings so long as they make the right subs when it's time. We're deep at that posistion so it kind of makes sense to play to our strength.
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