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Opening Day Lineup & Depth Chart


PG Austin Rivers Bench Elfrid Payton 3rd Dennis Smith Jr.

SG RJ Barrett Bench Alec Burks 3rd Frank Ntilikina

SF Kevin Knox Bench Reggie Bullock

PF Julius Randle Bench Obi Toppin 3rd Omari Spellman

C M. Robinson Bench Nerlens Noel

That is a 13 man roster. Players 14 and 15 are Iggy Brazdekis and Immanuel Quickley that I would send to the G League to get more minutes and playing time. Also in the G- leauge would be Theo PInson, Myles Powell from Seton Hall.

I would move those guards up and down from G league to NBA and swap with Dennis and Frank depending on who is playing well, and to continue to try to get Dennis and Frank more minutes.

I'd go with a 10 player rotation where the first lineup has three shooters, and the second lineup has three shooters. I put Frank and Dennis in 3rd spots, because they can rotate in/out as a secondary ball handler/shooter depending on situation and to provide additional ballhandling to either 1st or 2nd lineup. Frank if you need defense to protect a lead or in a tight game, or Dennis if you need offense (If DSJ can ever get his offense going again).

What lineup and rotation would you go with? 1 month to find out!