Who's in the rotation?

Who else is in the rotation (choose up to 4)?

  • Udoka Azubuike

    Votes: 1 2.0%
  • Keita Bates-Diop

    Votes: 41 80.4%
  • Bol Bol

    Votes: 11 21.6%
  • Jordan Goodwin

    Votes: 27 52.9%
  • Keon Johnson

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Damion Lee

    Votes: 1 2.0%
  • Saben Lee

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Nassir Little

    Votes: 12 23.5%
  • Chimezie Metu

    Votes: 13 25.5%
  • Josh Okogie

    Votes: 35 68.6%
  • Ish Wainright

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Yuta Watanabe

    Votes: 50 98.0%

  • Total voters
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Covert Rain

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This is tough. Last season felt like the cupboard was bare. This season feels like there is going to be some real competition for playing time.
 

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Yeah, but according to the guy on the video he lost like 10 inches from his vertical and guys were blowing past him on D last year, and he was wondering if injuries had ruined his athletic advantage he had previously.
Apparently he had core muscle surgery. That type of injury would’ve limited his athleticism but not robbed him of it permanently.
 

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Yep I voted for Udoka. Because If I have to watch the "Bosnian Beast" lumber around too much I might get DA flashbacks.
 

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Didn't the Lakers take AD off Jokic? Had others playing him on defense with AD providing help and containment IIRC
 

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Didn't the Lakers take AD off Jokic? Had others playing him on defense with AD providing help and containment IIRC

They could because they had some big forwards. It worked somewhat for one game or half a game iirc, but then Rui became ineffective.

The media made it seem like the lakers made some genius move.
 

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I think KBD, Okogie, Yuta, and Little will all get an extended run to win the last spot or two. I also think Goodwin could get a look. I think it comes down to the combo of defensive results pf the player and if they can consistently hit the open shot/make the right play.

Also, there will likely be a lot of games where we are missing one of the Big 3 which will give opportunities to the bench.
 

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I think he will be out of it till someone is injured

Second unit really looks to be Goodwin, Gordon, Allen, Yuta, and Eubanks - if we even go that deep.
I think that second unit has the chance to be really good.
 

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It's too early for final judgment, as we haven't seen much how the role players play next to the big 3 for extended time. Eubanks, Yuta, Allen, Gordon set in into the rotation next the starters of Nurk/KD/BOOK/Beal/Okogie. Sofar Metu and Goodwin performed better than the others, but I'd like to see how KBD does next to at least two of big 3, and Little in the same situation. Keon Johnson has the athletism to stay on, but Bol doesn't fit at all.
 
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