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Ingram's view on the SG spot

Via hoopsworld.com from Billy-boy, in response to Rick Carlise's suggestion in the DMNews article that commented on yesterday, that Stackhouse might start...

While it might be overly optimistic to think that Stackhouse could start, it would solve the Mavericks' biggest issue. As good as Jason Terry is, he's undersized to defend the two. The Mavericks got far with him in that position - all the way to the NBA Finals - but more recently they've struggled to guard opposing twos. Perhaps starting Stackhouse might also ease the strain on his groin, the injury that has made him somewhat of a cameo actor in the Mavericks' rotation over the last two seasons. As a starter he wouldn't go through warm-ups and then have to sit and cool off before entering the game. Stack's heart and fire would be a welcome addition to the starting lineup, but his inconsistent shooting might make it hard for Carlisle to keep him there. Jet Terry's lights-out shooting is what's kept him starting despite being undersized at the two.

 

That's an interesting point Ingram makes about Stackhouse cooling off when he has to come off the bench.  I know he has complained about that before, but its still an excuse.  The guy will either show up and play, or he wont.  If starting him is what will give us the best production from him, and not effect JET in anyway... I'm all for it.  But no more 32% 3pt shooting.

And on the centers?  Bill enlightens us more...

Carlisle also praised Erick Dampier and said he feels Gana Diop is also a guy who could start on a lot of teams, which is something we've been talking about in numerous conversations over the summer. It came up in my recent NBA Chat, and it will continue to come up as people question the reasoning behind the Mavs perhaps over-paying Diop. The truth is that together Diop and Dampier make a pretty good center, but apart neither is as effective. Dampier needs motivation and some uncertainty about his playing time. Diop, with his instant energy and shot-blocking, provides that motivation.

He said it better than I did yesterday.  Basically apart they suck, and together they're decent.

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