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What will Michigan's lineup look like this season?
Projected Lineup: Derrick Walton (Fr., PG), Nik Stauskas (So., SG), Glenn Robinson III (So., SF), Mitch McGary (So., PF), Jordan Morgan (RS Sr., C)
Projected Lineup without McGary: Walton (Fr., PG), Stauskas (So., SG), Caris LeVert (So., SF), Robinson III (So., SF), Morgan (RS Sr., C)
Remainder of Roster: Spike Albrecht (So., PG), Andrew Dakich (Fr., G), Cole McConnell (Fr., G), Jon Horford (RS Jr., PF), Sean Lonergan (Fr., F), Zak Irvin (Fr., SG/SF), Mark Donnal (Fr., F), Max Bielfeldt (So., F)
By no means will these starting lineups necessarily represent the five players who will see the most action on a given night. With the depth Michigan has, John Beilein now has the ability to ride hot hands and play several players at more than one, or even two, positions throughout the course of a game.
Derrick Walton Jr. has looked like the best point guard for this team, despite some struggles early on in the Wolverines' exhibition contest against Wayne State.
With a healthy Mitch McGary, Michigan will likely go big to start most games. This gives the Wolverines the best chance to be physical on the interior and stand up to the bigger lineups they will face in Big Ten play. Minus McGary, the Maize and Blue are far better off playing a smaller group.
Caris LeVert appears to have confidence at the offensive end, which is a pleasant surprise. Meanwhile, the offense looked completely out of sync with Jordan Morgan and Jon Horford sharing the floor. Given the fact neither is much of a scorer, Michigan would be far better off spreading the floor and letting its shooters go to work, much like it did in 2012-13.
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