When Hot Rod is on the floor he is the one that brings the ball up and usually handles it longer on each possession than any other of the other 4 players. When he is on the floor he is the one who sets up the plays. He is the one who has been passing into JMax or to Samb etc. That makes him a point guard since he is not a forward, otherwise he would be a point forward. When Zeke first came up he was a shoot first and pass second point guard, but he was still the point guard. The plan is for Hot Rod to be the main ball handler when he is on the floor. That is what happened in the first two SL games. He was on the floor very little with Jabeer who is also a point guard. Hot Rod was on the floor mostly with Afflalo and Mejia who are not point guards. While Hot Rod may back up Rip I look for him to come on the floor to mainly replace C-Bill and play with Rip or occasionally with AA. It will be interesting to see who brings ball up when he is on the court with C-Bill. I would think that initially it may be C-Bill, but as the year goes on it will depend on who the opponents guards are that are on the floor at the time.