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I thought the worst thing we did last season was play Craig at center. It was bad for him and for us. I liked him a lot more at the 3 and 4 spots. And if he gets cut again midseason, I'd love to see us bring him back in that role.

I think Ayton, McGee and Kaminsky is a nice center rotation. Frank can play some 4 too but we need either another 4 or a 5 that can fit into the rotation.

For some reason Monty seemed to lose confidence in Kaminsky. I wouldn't mind seeing Frank play more center where mobility is not such an issue. In a lot of ways he brings a lot of the same things Saric brought to the table.
 

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For some reason Monty seemed to lose confidence in Kaminsky. I wouldn't mind seeing Frank play more center where mobility is not such an issue. In a lot of ways he brings a lot of the same things Saric brought to the table.

I think Craig is a better overall player than Frank and that played into how and why Monty used Craig a lot at Center while Frank lost his spot once Craig came in. Now Monty will either be forced to use Frank if he doesn't like what Ayton or McGee are doing or go really small.

I almost think James Jones is saving Monty from himself because Torrey Craig at Center put us at a real disadvantage more than it helped.
 

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I think Craig is a better overall player than Frank and that played into how and why Monty used Craig a lot at Center while Frank lost his spot once Craig came in. Now Monty will either be forced to use Frank if he doesn't like what Ayton or McGee are doing or go really small.

I almost think James Jones is saving Monty from himself because Torrey Craig at Center put us at a real disadvantage more than it helped.

I never looked at it this way. It could well be.
 

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For some reason Monty seemed to lose confidence in Kaminsky. I wouldn't mind seeing Frank play more center where mobility is not such an issue. In a lot of ways he brings a lot of the same things Saric brought to the table.

We saw in Game 1 of the NBA Finals exactly why Monty lost confidence in Kaminsky. When he isn't hot from 3, he's useless. Basically the front court version of Langston Galloway.
 

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Sounds like Kaminsky is transitioning to the 5, where his foot speed will be less of an issue, and it does look like he's trying to bulk up, to me. I doubt we see Frank at the 4 much.
 

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Sounds like Kaminsky is transitioning to the 5, where his foot speed will be less of an issue, and it does look like he's trying to bulk up, to me. I doubt we see Frank at the 4 much.

Frank has always been a 5 but his shooting allows him to play at the 4, especially alongside guys like Dario who are 4's in size but play better as 5's. Allows them to play the 5 on one end and the 4 on the other. Ayton can also play the 4 defensively if needed, which is what he'll do with Frank also. If Frank did bulk up so he could actually be someone people won't try to posterize in the paint though it can only help him, and us.
 

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Ayton is better suited than Kaminski to play spot minutes at the 4 when necessary. He has the mobility to do it. If he can/will shoot the three when open, it should be no problem Please. I am not advocating playing him there any extended amount of time--just in spot minutes when the team needs to go bigger.
 

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I know people freak out about him playing the four, but it may be actually easier to have a guy like McGee play center and have Ayton play the four, instead of searching for a four. We may have the best 4 already.
Ayton is better suited than Kaminski to play spot minutes at the 4 when necessary. He has the mobility to do it. If he can/will shoot the three when open, it should be no problem Please. I am not advocating playing him there any extended amount of time--just in spot minutes when the team needs to go bigger
 

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I know people freak out about him playing the four, but it may be actually easier to have a guy like McGee play center and have Ayton play the four, instead of searching for a four. We may have the best 4 already.

Then we need a legitimate third center who is better than Frank, so Ayton doesn't play afraid of picking up fouls, the way he did in the Finals.
 

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