With a flurry of trades last week there is a lot of new blood on a lot of new teams. No Balls Association no longer! The NBA now loves to move people around after years of not doing anything except moving a no name here and there at the deadline. GMs doing their best to stay conservative and not lose their jobs.
Well they lost their jobs and now every GM is doing as much as they can to get more quality players on their team.
This means that jobs are in danger people. Lets look at some guys who could potentially be losing their starting gigs in the very near future.
Also, please let me know if I missed a guy from your team who is about to get kicked to the bench.
With the slow return of Brandon Roy, time could be ticking on the starting spot that Wes Matthews is currently in.
I know that Roy is going to be brought along slowly, but Nate McMillan is the coach and he makes some really odd decisions sometimes. Like playing Roy almost 30 minutes when the doctors said he's on a 15 minute time limit for the first few weeks.
It's only a matter of time before Roy is starting again.
"Wait! Stop that! I can't see what you're doing with the ball!"
Andris Biedrins is terrible. He was good in 2007, but now he is terrible.
He is too slow for how Golden State operates. He needs to take a seat on the bench and only get off it for about 8-10 minutes a game.
Ekpe Udoh is breathing down his neck and fits the style a lot better. It's just a matter of time before Udoh is getting all of his minutes.
"Look! I can make it appear I jump higher than LeBron!"
Is Josh McRoberts starting in the NBA a joke? I honestly can't get my head around it. He plays more than he should and I don't understand. He was grossly overrated while he was at Duke and is currently averaging 7-5 in about 26 minutes a game.
Tyler Hansbrough if he can get all his physical issues put together should be starting. He does a hell of a lot more in a lot less minutes.
You ready for musical chairs at the forward position in New York?
Since the Carmelo deal, we've seen Ronny Turiaf and Shawne Williams get some starting nods.
I'm sure Bill Walker and Renaldo Balkman are going to get some starts too.
My fiance's brother is named Sam Young and every time his Memphis Grizzly namesake does something I like to text him and kind of taunt him about how this Sam Young is doing so much better in life than he is.
He will come back with something like at least I don't live a place like Memphis.
Then I remind him he lives in Boise.
Any time you can start a SF with a 7.2 40, shoots around 40% and averages 8-3-2 a night, you have to do it, right?
Well, no. Especially since Matt Barnes is coming back from injury soon, can shoot better, plays almost as good defense and doesn't take three minutes to get up and down the court.
I'm not quite sure why Phil hasn't given Ebanks a shot for a game at the starting spot.
Robin Lopez is an energy guy, plays good defense, rebounds a little bit and has some really big hair. That is about it.
Marcin Gortat is also an energy guy, plays pretty good defense, rebounds at a decent rate and has a pretty good offensive game. He works with Nash extremely well and well, he already plays more minutes, why not just let him start the game?
When you go through lineups and you come across a guy who thought was out of the league and probably selling insurance in rural Kentucky, then he is going to make the list.
Does Keith Bogans do anything well?
Kyle Korver, Ronnie Brewer or signing Juan Dixon are all much better options.
After Denver shipped off Chauncey Billups to the Knicks with Carmelo Anthony, Ty Lawson was named the starter and that may be quickly slipping.
So far Raymond Felton has outplayed him and is starting to get more minutes than his counterpart.
Lawson has his moments, but the former Tar Heel is probably going to supplant him heading into the playoffs.
Beno is a fine guard. He scores a tad, doesn't know how to play defense and there's nothing more than that.
Marcus Thornton does all those things, but a little bit better.
Thornton scores in bunches, plays a bit better defense than Udrih—not that it's saying much—and is also a better passer and rebounder.
I thought trading Thornton was a huge mistake for the Hornets, especially come playoff time if they make it.