Should Singler Start instead of Smith?

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    :good: I like this idea! Remember when Singler was inserted into the starting lineup as SG and the spacing and floor movement woes magically disappeared? Start Singler at SF and all of a sudden you'll see Jennings run the offense like '95 version of Chauncey billups. You can shift Singler to PF in the second unit and then to SG to make sure he never gets off the court. We need to maximize Kyle's effect on the floor. Imagine this Pistons fans. Drummond will develop a sky hook, Monroe a mid range jump shot. Off the bench Smith would still play SF because we'd shift Singler to PF to take advantage of his game changing interior defense and rebounding. I also think Singler should spend time at the point but the coach probably has a agenda against winning.
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    How about we start the big 3 and yank josh after the first whistle.
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    Why not just sit Drummond? Harrelson could get some run then.
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    Pops starts subbing at or near the midway point of the first quarter. That could work here too.

    Singler is one of the few, if not the only guy on the team, who tries to make plays for other guys. Bring him in around six or seven minute mark in the first for whichever one of the frontcourt players is doing the worst.
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    Drummond can come off the bench. The guy doesn't have the stamina yet to play so many minutes. Then there are a lot of options with the big three. Smith does a lot of good things out there and he just doesn't have the temperament to be a bench guy. Also that would something like be over 200 million Dumars has spent on bench players.
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    All good points.

    What about shifting Singler to Coach for spot minutes?
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    Instead of a ladies man is Singler a coaches man? I thought it was Frank who was in love with him last year, but now it is Cheecks also.
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    Start him and let Monroe come off the bench.
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    I think also during timeouts he could call New Orleans and broker a Monroe + CV for Eric Gordon trade. Hell, make him CEO of Platinum equity
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    Singler is a GOOD basketball player. Is he outmatched every night going one on one? Yes. Is he outmuscled by both 4's and 3's. Yes. Is his help defense any good? no. So what is it? Like Dba says, he's the one guy that tries to make plays for other guys. How does he do this? He is very crafty with v-cuts and change of speed cuts. He waits for his man to turn his head then he goes. He's the only guy consistently open under the basket. You can see him direct spacing on the floor and helping people get into position to make moves off ball. On the defensive end, he plays very good position basketball. He's very smart and very aware of what is happening on the court. He's loved by coaches everywhere he's played so its not a fluke or one guy without a clue.
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