If unselfish Jamaal refuses to show up, I really think Daniels should be the PG. We have to get this guy on the court as much as possible. Nothing against Greene or Army, but Daniels should start getting close to all of the backup minutes at the 1, 2, and 3 so he is essentially getting starters minutes.
Daniels, Dunleavy, Granger, could definitely get the job done. In our offense what does the PG really have to do? Daniels can penetrate better than Tinsley and I don't see Marquis having problems getting the ball stolen in the backcourt. Niether one of them is a 3 point threat and Daniels is by far the better defender even though as a PG he'd be guarding some shorter and possibly quicker guys.
Late in games the ball needs to be moved around an at least touched by JO. Currently we get to watch Jamaal freeze everyone out and cost us a handful of games because of his horrbile shot selection down the stretch. How many games have we all said "if only Tinsley didn't try to take over the game."
The Miami game showed me all I needed to see in Daniels because the offense was essentially his to run late in the game because Tinsley would basically hand him the ball early in the shot clock andlet him create. If Rick wants an aggressive, slashing PG then he needs to use the guy that is most capable of doing that.
Overall we need to start dictating tempo and makes teams adjust and have to guard us. Go big with Daniels, Dunleavy, and Granger plus keep the double teams off JO by pairing him with Murphy. The offense will definitely be more productive and despite Dunleavy and Muprhy being in together, the D should improve because Daniels would actually attemtp to guard the opposing PG.
**None of this matters if Tinsley realizes that this team has the firepower to get him 12 assists a night and if he just runs the show and plays some D we become a really good team. He's not AI, so we don't need him forcing shots down the stretch.