- May 15, 2014
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I'm talking offense only. defense is a separate issue. what position, or role you play on offense has no impact on what you do defensively. Or it shouldn't. when you're on offense, you put people in the best position for them to score. when you're on defense, you put people in the best position to stop the other team from scoring. There's no reason why someone can't be a SF - or fill that type of role - on offense, and play PF - or fill that type of role - on defense. It's not like there's some rule or law that says the PF on offense also has to be a PF on defense. At least not as far as I know. Especially today, when 3-point shooting has become more important at all levels of the game. If a guy like Holmgren is (theoretically) your best outside shooter, then put him outside on offense and let him shoot. On defense, if he's the best fit in the middle, then he can be a C or post on defense.
Obviously, this only works with a versatile player who can fill different roles.
Again, why can't you shoot 3s if you're playing PF? You don't need to have two guys glued to the paint. If he's the SF on offense and PF on defense, that means your PF on offense needs to be able to defends SFs. You're making things weirdly/overly complicated. Just let your PF shoot and play from the outside if that's what they're comfortable doing.