Should or could Bender slide over & play most of his minutes at the 4?
Here is my thinking on this one.
You have Foster, O'Neal & currently Artest starting up front with Miller & Tinsley in the backcourt.
Just for the sake of this example lets say Artest is playing about 36 mpg & Miller is around 24.
That would leave 12 minutes for a backup SF & 24 for a backup SG. That leaves 36 minutes which I'm sure Jackson will get the vast majority of, but on occassion, Jones will get some time too.
That covers all the available minutes at the 2/3.
Lets say Foster again plays about 24 mpg at center & O'Neal splits time between the 4 & 5. JO plays roughly 36 mpg with 24 of those as a backup center & the other 12 as the starting PF.
That leaves 36 minutes to fill at the 4.
Can Bender take most of those minutes?
If yes then what woud be the best group to put out there with him?
Foster or O'Neal at 5?
Artest or Jackson at 3?
Miller, Jackson or Jones at 2?
Tinsley or Johnson at 1?