Sep 10, 2013, 4:56 PM EST
New Orleans coach Monty Williams has some rotation decisions to make. Such as whether to start Tyreke Evans at the three (the most expected outcome) or have him come off the bench as a sixth man (then you start Al-Farouq Aminu or Anthony Morrow at the three).
Then there is the frontcourt.
Stiemsma told the paper he wants to be the starting center and defensive stopper.
Stiemsma and Davis would certainly form a strong defensive front line, and Davis has started to develop enough of a midrange game to make that work.
More likely, Williams is going to vary his rotations based on matchups. When more defense is called for you’ll see Stiemsma and Davis, but when they need scoring and to open up the floor you’ll see Anderson. I expect you’ll see a lot of lineup experimentation in New Orleans this season as a young team comes together to figure out what works.
What matters is not who starts (still probably Anderson and Davis) but rather who finishes games. That is where Stiemsma’s defense and rebounding could be earning him key minutes.
- Five Things We Learned in NBA Sunday: James Harden, LeBron James want your MVP vote 0
- Report: Sixers agree to buyout with JaVale McGee; he can sign with contender 3
- Report: Sixers engaged in buyout talks with JaVale McGee 17
- Bulls’ Jimmy Butler leaves with elbow injury, does not return (VIDEO) 0
- Adam Silver says data may prove Gregg Popovich right in terms of resting multiple players 8
- Rockets general manager Daryl Morey proposes loosening NBA trade rules 6
- Derrick Rose starts rehab, in “good spirits” after knee surgery 11
- Russell Westbrook undergoes procedure to address cheek fracture, will be re-evaluated next week 6