First and foremost, I'm a lurker. I love reading what you guys have to say, but I don't really comment on things all that often.
Secondly, I was at the game last night and it was incredible. Great atmosphere, excellent effort, etc. It was just a enjoyable game to attend!
My question...just because I'm curious is to what you guys think about Dunleavy coming back...is whether or not he should start when he gets back.
Before you throw my idea under the bus, consider that Daniels had about 10 deflections last night and played very well defensively against Ray Allen. I know Ray doesn't drive as much as he used to, but he does run his defenders all over the place. Anyhow, 'Quis, in my mind, is a stronger defender than Mike, and although Mike brings a whole unique element to our team, we all know about his defensive struggles. I saw Daniels live, and do think he's playing with a renewed fire (i.e., contract year), and he may be more effective against teams with quick 2's and 3's than Mike would. Saying this, if Mike came off the bench, he could add some scoring to our second unit and would still cause matchup problems of his own.
I'm rambling...my apologies.
Let's sum it up:
When Mike gets back, does he immediately start or do we keep 'Quis in there and have Mike be Indiana's version of Barbosa?