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    Quote Originally Posted by NAOS View Post
    Since Al is a "known quantity", would you like to characterize him with respect to playoff and championship contention? How about your feelings regarding his benching?
    I don't think Kanter is as ready to start as Favors is, and a Favors-Millsap starting tandem doesn't have a strong post defender.

    Of the top 3 teams in each conference right now, Jefferson might or might not start to Atlanta over Pachulia, but certainly none of the others. I don't see Millsap starting for any of them. Jefferson could certainly start on many other playoff teams.
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    Quote Originally Posted by m3at View Post
    I could see him succeed on a Lakers, Heat, SPURS, type of teams because of the focus being on the big stars of the team.
    In whose place does he start for the Heat of the Spurs?
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    Quote Originally Posted by m3at View Post
    From my observational point (on my couch), every time the bench came in during the clippers games we stopped runs and went on our own runs. More than a few times throughout the games I've seen the bench bring the Jazz back into it. Do my eyes deceive me?
    When the bench can run, as it did in Clippers Part I, it looks great. When it can't, like Clippers Part II, it's atrocious. But in neither game could they run competent half court sets. In a few games they've gone on exciting runs mostly with the break and rebounding like Clips, Orlando. But against GS, Miami, Indy, or any team with a semblance of a team defensive concept, they get schooled because they have no post option whatsoever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by m3at View Post
    From my observational point (on my couch), every time the bench came in during the clippers games we stopped runs and went on our own runs. More than a few times throughout the games I've seen the bench bring the Jazz back into it. Do my eyes deceive me?
    IN the few games I've seen, the runs are coming from fast break buckets, not running an offense. billyshelby specifically referred to running an offense.
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    Quote Originally Posted by One Brow View Post
    In whose place does he start for the Heat of the Spurs?
    Are the Heat still starting Shane Battier?
    And are the Spurs still starting Diaw?
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    Quote Originally Posted by One Brow View Post
    In whose place does he start for the Heat of the Spurs?
    You could start Lebron at 3, Millsap at the 4, and Bosh at the 5.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheSilencer1313 View Post
    Are the Heat still starting Shane Battier?
    And are the Spurs still starting Diaw?
    I don't see Millsap replacing either of them. He's not versitile enough.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gyp Rosetti View Post
    You could start Lebron at 3, Millsap at the 4, and Bosh at the 5.
    While I don't follow the Heat closely, I've heard they're very happy with James starting at the four. He has the height and strength, he will make that move eventually.
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    Quote Originally Posted by One Brow View Post
    While I don't follow the Heat closely, I've heard they're very happy with James starting at the four. He has the height and strength, he will make that move eventually.
    This doesn't mean they were unhappy with him at the 3, the position in which he's played 98% of his career.

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    The foursome log jam was never going to last, but it was also never going to be solved by management. They were happy to let it play out and let one of the players remove himself by injury or attitude.

    It appears to me that Milsap, with a little help from Corbin, is being removed from the competition. Management will have to act, it won't be long now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by One Brow View Post
    In whose place does he start for the Heat of the Spurs?
    I wasn't thinking of anyone specifically, just more of an general statement that Sap could start/be a better player on a team with top talent. I mostly agree with you that he's not starter materia and it's something I've been a supporter of for most of his career, that being he should come off the bench. However, I think it can be argued that someone like Sap could start on a team with super stars and see some success. Pretty ambiguous statement, I know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gyp Rosetti View Post
    This doesn't mean they were unhappy with him at the 3, the position in which he's played 98% of his career.
    If James plays until he is 40, people will still be happy with him, I'm sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by One Brow View Post
    If James plays until he is 40, people will still be happy with him, I'm sure.
    I'm not sure if you have a point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gyp Rosetti View Post
    I'm not sure if you have a point.
    While they were happy with James at the three, Miami at one pointthis season felt that James was even better (more of a mismatch, presumably) at the 4. So, I don't see them sitting their current starting 3 to move James there and start Millsap (were Millsap to play for that team).
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    Quote Originally Posted by One Brow View Post
    While they were happy with James at the three, Miami at one pointthis season felt that James was even better (more of a mismatch, presumably) at the 4. So, I don't see them sitting their current starting 3 to move James there and start Millsap (were Millsap to play for that team).
    That doesn't change the fact that Miami's a situation where Millsap makes some sense starting, if Miami wanted to go in that direction. That was the original sentiment by someone and it makes sense.

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