Amir can rebound, and get back on defense. That in itself makes him a valuable big. We were cruising with him in the starting line-up. KB is useless against a team that doesn't have a very big (slow) center. In most of the wins with him in the starting line-up he didn't even play in crunch time. Our defense has looked very good in the stretches Amir was starting and it all went to hell in the 2nd quarter when he sat down. With Dice back it should stabilize that unit and always keep 2 bigs and a score PF on the floor. The whole less wear on Sheed thing is a moot point if we're always going amall anyway so that line doesn't fly anymore about taking Amir out of the SL. KB should start against the LAL, PHX, CLE, etc, but thats it. Sheed/Amir is our best defensive frontcourt. Everything else has looked pretty awful.