Larkin still getting backup PG minutes over Prigioni.
Based on what Fish said last night, seems guys like Larkin and Wear get a lot of burn early in preseason for "future" investment.
Larkin: Coaches tell him they want him to push ball to see what he can find in transition. Fallback option: to start triangle w 17-18 secs
Shane Larkin has great potential as a change-of-pace guard, but he may need to sit and watch for a bit with this new offense.
Shane Larkin is going to kill at the Garden when the Millrose Games begin.
I like Acy with an "energy" 2nd Unit with Larkin, Iman, JR and Amare. Run-n-Gun.
It's not only the end-to-end speed from Larkin but the quicks too.
Pablo Prigioni is sitting out tonight on a rest day so lot of Shane Larkin. Unsure if it's good or bad. So fast but so turnover-prone.
Second unit coming in: Larkin, Hardaway Jr, Stoudemire, JR Smith and Aldrich are on the floor together.
Of course there were a few things that were alarming, starting with the issue at the PG position. Pablo/Larkin enough?
I'll say this: if you see Larkin, THJ, Bargnani, Amar'e and Calderon on the court together going to have rework defensive metrics - infinity
This Larkin-Prigioni pairing is something I'm curious about. Probably works on offense, but really small backcourt for a struggling defense.
If Fisher goes w Larkin as 2nd-string PG, that unit will be a track team. If he goes w Pablo -- God Bless him -- it becomes a tortoise race
Larkin didn’t want to admit it when I asked if he was the fastest player on the team. I don’t think it’s a debate.
Second unit in as a unit - Larkin, Early, Acy, Amare and Hardaway Jr. And a turnover starts this one, too.
Fisher had nice stuff to say PG Larkin but didn't guarantee him rotation. Says "Lucky to have him. Smart, talented, does little things.''
Some interesting role/rotation/minutes battles to watch: Larkin-Pablo, Tim-Iman-JR and Bargnani-Aldrich.
A second 5-man unit could be Pablo (or Larkin), with JR, Iman, Amar'e and Andrea. A little more uptempo. Can add Early and Acy for energy.