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    Default If Murphy Goes, Who Starts at PF?

    Let's assume that Murphy gets traded for a PG in a trade that doesn't bring back a big man who's of any consequence.

    Since we're assuming things already, let's assume that Tyler is completely healthy to start the season.

    At this point, who should start at PF alongside Roy?
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    Default Re: If Murphy Goes, Who Starts at PF?

    It will be Foster.

    It should be McRoberts.
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    Default Re: If Murphy Goes, Who Starts at PF?

    Depends who is healthy. Doubt Foster will be available to play a whole lot this season. So I don't see him starting. Tyler is basically still a rookie and might be on a minute count, so I don't see him starting. Josh is better coming off the bench to give the team a jolt of energy against the opponents second team. Might be Granger depending on the health of the other small forwards.

    too many question marks to answer the question.

    One thing this question proves. It isn't like Murphy is playing ahead of some great player who is a healthy veteran

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    Default Re: If Murphy Goes, Who Starts at PF?

    For me it's a tough call between McRoberts and Hansbrough.

    I'd really like to think that Hansbrough's energy and fire would prevent us from getting off to slow starts. Then after 6 minutes or so, you take him out and either go small by bringing in George or bring in McRoberts and stay big.

    I like McRoberts as a starter to, however, because he seems very content to play good defense and make good passes. He doesn't demand shots, so we could focus on getting Roy and Danny going early. Also, McRoberts is probably better at guarding perimeter PF's than Tyler.

    If I thought Paul George was ready to start, I'd probably move Granger to PF right off the bat. However, I doubt we get much more than 10 ppg out of George this season, and he's probably going to struggle a bit on defense. With that in mind, I'd only use the Rush-George-Granger lineup as a change of pace rather than a starting unit.
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    Mike Dunleavy.

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    Default Re: If Murphy Goes, Who Starts at PF?

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    Mike Dunleavy.
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    For me it's a tough call between McRoberts and Hansbrough.

    I'd really like to think that Hansbrough's energy and fire would prevent us from getting off to slow starts. Then after 6 minutes or so, you take him out and either go small by bringing in George or bring in McRoberts and stay big.

    I like McRoberts as a starter to, however, because he seems very content to play good defense and make good passes. He doesn't demand shots, so we could focus on getting Roy and Danny going early. Also, McRoberts is probably better at guarding perimeter PF's than Tyler.

    If I thought Paul George was ready to start, I'd probably move Granger to PF right off the bat. However, I doubt we get much more than 10 ppg out of George this season, and he's probably going to struggle a bit on defense. With that in mind, I'd only use the Rush-George-Granger lineup as a change of pace rather than a starting unit.
    One thing I'd note is that if it ends up being either McBob or Buckaroo, then I wouldn't necessarily expect starter's minutes for those guys. I still think they'll cap out around between 15-25 minutes, at least this year.

    Oh, and it won't be Foster.

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    Default Re: If Murphy Goes, Who Starts at PF?

    Probably Foster with Granger, Hansbrough and McRoberts all getting significant backup minutes opening up minutes for Paul at SG or SF as Granger will play more minutes then last year at PF instead of SF (alas as he might very well get physically pounded on when there).
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    For my first PD post, I predict that O'Brien will not be starting Roy, but Foster instead. And he will be playing DG/Dunleavy/Djones at the 4 (assuming that Tyler is done playing basketball forever due to injury).

    I hate O'Brien and I am pessimistic.

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    Default Re: If Murphy Goes, Who Starts at PF?

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    One thing I'd note is that if it ends up being either McBob or Buckaroo, then I wouldn't necessarily expect starter's minutes for those guys. I still think they'll cap out around between 15-25 minutes, at least this year.

    Oh, and it won't be Foster.
    Since when and how is Hansbrough buckaroo?

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    Default Re: If Murphy Goes, Who Starts at PF?

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    There's a reason I didn't allow write-in votes.
    Then Granger with Dunleavy at the 3.

    EDIT: Oh, BOO, the poll says who should start while the thread title says only who starts. Well I think JOB will go with Dun and Danny at the 3/4. I would start McBob or Hans.

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    Default Re: If Murphy Goes, Who Starts at PF?

    Hopefully McRoberts.

    Both Foster and Hansbrough have missed too many games to immediately get a starting spot. Since O'Brien is our coach, I think it will be Granger. However in my opinion McRoberts has played enough good games last season to earn a place in the starting lineup. He doesn't need to get 20+ minutes, but I'd be fine with him getting regular playing time in the rotation.

    That still leaves enough time for Foster and Hansbrough to provide energy off the bench.
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    Default Re: If Murphy Goes, Who Starts at PF?

    i'm not sure who "should" start, but i think danny starting at pf is going to be inevitable if the other choices are hans and mcbob. raw or not, i think we'll see george getting plenty of minutes.

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    Default Re: If Murphy Goes, Who Starts at PF?

    I know this isn't the question being asked: But I hope it is Jeff Foster or Tyler Hansbrough

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    Default Re: If Murphy Goes, Who Starts at PF?

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    One thing I'd note is that if it ends up being either McBob or Buckaroo, then I wouldn't necessarily expect starter's minutes for those guys. I still think they'll cap out around between 15-25 minutes, at least this year.
    I definitely agree with this. I also think we'll see a lot of Danny at PF, but I don't think we should start the game that way.
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    I definitely agree with this. I also think we'll see a lot of Danny at PF, but I don't think we should start the game that way.
    Unless George is just a stud from the start (or even later in the season - neither of which I'd expect), I'd tend to agree.

    If Murphy's gone, and we didn't get a big back in that trade, then I think McRoberts would probably have the edge early in the season.

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    I depends on how successful McCarty is in teaching McBob to shoot the 3 in order to play stretch forward.

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    Default Re: If Murphy Goes, Who Starts at PF?

    It would be tough to watch this season if McRoberts is our starting PF

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    We'll go small if Murphy is traded and a big doesn't come back. It'll either be Granger or Dahntay Jones.

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    Default Re: If Murphy Goes, Who Starts at PF?

    I think this will come down to how the guys play/ gel in our preseason games, especially if we have a new PG.

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    We'll go small if Murphy is traded and a big doesn't come back. It'll either be Granger or Dahntay Jones.
    So you're saying that our starting lineup, assuming Murphy's gone and we still have Rush, will be:

    PGx, D. Jones, Rush, Granger, Hibbert
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    D Jones or Dunleavy

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    It will be whoever can stretch the defense by shooting 3pters!

    Screw you JOB! Ruin my damn team.

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