Gordon's place on the roster
".....if Gordon plays the three, it clogs everything else up. With Angelo Chol transferring, it means that the Wildcats no longer have any quality front court depth. It forces Hollis-Jefferson to come off the bench or play out of position. It creates a logjam at the two, with Jordin Mayes, Elliot Pitts and Gabe York all fighting with Johnson and Hollis-Jefferson for minutes. It puts him out of position.
I wonder if Gordon watched Mike Moser play the three at all for UNLV last season. That didnít go all that well, and Moser went from being a potential first round pick in 2012 to having to transfer out of the UNLV program for the 2013-2014 season.
If Gordon wants to be a small forward, he has every right to try and be a small forward. I hope that he puts in the work and turns himself into a small forward. A guy with that kind of athleticism could become a superstar in the NBA if he learns to defend the perimeter, shoot the ball and dribble.
But this Aaron Gordon playing small forward for this Arizona team is not the right decision, and Arizona will not be as good if thatís the case."
-Rob Dauster, NBC Sports
I have some beef here. I think the Moser comparison is lazy. Not the same coach, not the same program. I know Gordon has said he would play anywhere, but we all know he's got a crush on that 3 spot. He was quoted the following:
ďAs of right now I plan on playing on the wing full time......There will obviously be some times where Iíve got to go down in the post and go to work, but the plan is for me to play on the perimeter, which makes sense when you have players like Brandon and Kaleb in the low post. A lot of my training has been done with that in mind. Iíve always been able to dribble pretty well, so Iíve continued to work on that along with becoming a more consistent shooter.Ē
Any thoughts? Mine are simple. Miller has shown he can mold talent, and wrap his offense around his teams strengths. He gives his players freedom to take advantage of what the game gives them.... Aaron Gordon will play in an offense that suits him. With the talent Miller has to mold this year, anything less than a masterpiece should be a disappointment