Monty Williams is preparing for another change in Detroit’s five-man lineup
It’s hard to pinpoint what game plan Monty Williams has. Aside from the disastrous results – with 17 consecutive defeats – the big question is not knowing what the coach wants, which is that the first month and a half of the 2023-24 NBA season has not clarified practically anything.
At the beginning of the season he left Jaden Ivey out of the five-man group by surprise, then gave him a few starts and then was left out again. Williams is not clear Back area And now, as reported by James Edwards III of The athletehe frontcourt They also face changes with Bojan Bogdanovic returning to the field.
The Croatian player made his debut last week after overcoming an injury to score 22 points off the bench, making him the Pistons’ top scorer. Given his quality and weight on the team, the Detroit coach had decided he would be a starter sooner rather than later.
Without a date for a change at the moment, Monti was planning to use Bogdanovic as a three against big fives, leaving Jalen Doeren and Isaiah Stewart inside, while against teams playing small the Croatian would start as a ‘four’. It remains to be seen if this change helps the Pistons go some way in what is a very difficult campaign for them at the moment.
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