Monday, February 4, 2008

I'm Liking Rip Hamilton As A Combo Guard

Rip Hamilton didn't score in the first half against The Mavericks Sunday afternoon, but he still contributed nicely with 6 assists and 4 rebounds. What I love about Rip getting more assists this season is that it proves that he can play both the Shooting guard and Point guard positions. So its like having two Point guards on the floor at the same time. Therefore whenever Chauncey is being double-teamed like he was last year during the playoffs, Rip can free him up by stepping in and playing the Point guard position. Also, since Rodney Stuckey is a combo guard, he can play the Shooting guard position, while Rip play the Point, whenever Chauncey is resting. Hence, The Cavaliers won't easily be able to shut down The Pistons like they did in the Playoffs last year, by "cutting off the head of the snake" as their coach put it.

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