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MagicRat
09-28-2004, 05:26 PM
"If we’re in a situation where we need our best shooting team out there," Carlisle said, "you could certainly put Jackson at the three, Reggie at the two, run the ball down and get it in the air."

That's going to rankle the "shoulda been" MVP.....

beast23
09-28-2004, 06:01 PM
Actually, if it's scoring you want, then Artest would be on the floor. Not a lineup for significant minutes, but a lineup that could run and produce points.

C - JO
PF - Ron
SF - SJax
SG - Reggie
PG - Tinsley

ChicagoJ
09-28-2004, 06:41 PM
I'm wondering if Ron, at 6'7", could be a PF? Barkley wasn't much stronger than Ron.

And contrary to Conrad's company line, I think SG has been a position of concern since the 2000 Finals, but I still say Reggie should have moved to the bench when that team broke up.

Arcadian
09-28-2004, 07:01 PM
In theory sure Ron could play at the 4 but...

I wouldn't put Ron inside at the 4 because he is the leagues best perimeter defender. It would be a rare match up where he would be as effective defensively on the power forward rather than the swing player.

Ron is not the rebounder Barkley was either.

ChicagoJ
09-28-2004, 09:01 PM
Fine points... I was just thinking about that idea off the top of my head.

Anthem
09-28-2004, 10:45 PM
We played Artest at the 4 against Kenyon Martin for a while.

He matches up with Kenyon great... much better than he did against KVH.

Suaveness
09-28-2004, 11:39 PM
if fred backs up the 2, jackson the 3, then we are good

Arcadian
09-29-2004, 12:05 AM
As thin as we are at power forward I wouldn't be surprised to see that line up in brief stretches either. I just don't think it would be ideal in most cases.

Kegboy
09-29-2004, 12:23 AM
if fred backs up the 2, jackson the 3, then we are good

They didn't "sign" Jackson to back-up a guy that plays 40 minutes a game.

No, but they traded a guy who did for him.