As far back as Friday, when they knew Reggie was going to be gone for a while (and we don’t know how long but it’ll be a bit), the word was Amir Johnson would start.
But then it was the 280-pound Joey Dorsey out there on Sunday and there were two good reasons, I guess.
First, it meant less disruption to regular roles (and that’s been something Jay’s done for while) and it may have worked very well had Amir not come in and committed two fouls in his first four minutes. Had he started and done that – which is entirely possible – it would have messed things up even more.
But I wonder if this isn’t in the plans, and I have had no indication that it is but it kind of makes sense to me.
What if they give six minutes at the start of the game and six more at the start of the second half to Ed Davis now?
The kid is coming back from the minors this week, all indications are, and since things have changed so dramatically with Evans out, could they throw the kid out there and see how he does? It leaves Amir in his regular role, gets the kid some minutes that are available and would allow them to use Dorsey again as a fourth big.
Again, it’s all because of the circumstances they find themselves in but might it be worth a shot?
I think so.