A few weeks ago, we discussed how people would break down the minutes in our frontcourt this season, assuming everyone was healthy. With seven guys to play two positions, it definitely wasn't easy to find time for everyone, but people had some good suggestions.
Now, I'm asking people to do the same for the three wing positions. I broke it down this way because the Princeton is an offense that depends on three wings and two bigs rather than specialized positions. Ergo, I consider Caron Butler a wing even though he plays small forward.
Obviously, it's not as crowded in these spots as it is up front, but there are still several players who deserve minutes that may not get them. Here are some considerations.
- You may include any of the "bigs" in your breakdown if you think they deserve minutes on the wing. For example, if you think Andray Blatche or Antawn Jamison deserve some minutes at small forward, say so.
- I know everyone is going to want to limit Gilbert Arenas' minutes because of the knee, and I don't want to dissuade anyone from doing so. Just consider that Arenas played in over 40 minutes a game in 2004/05 and 2005/06 without developing any health problems.
- Caron Butler's minutes per game in his Wizards tenure, sequentially: 36.1, 39.3, 39.9. His game played: 75, 63, 58.
- In 31.3 minutes per game, DeShawn Stevenson had his lowest turnover percentage and the second-highest assist percentage of his career.
- The departing Roger Mason averaged 21.4 minutes per game. Nick Young played 15.4 minutes last year, but only 4.25 minutes in the playoffs, with two DNP-CDs.
- Antonio Daniels' 30.4 minutes per game last season was a career-high.