Totally agree with you Kevin. The combination of declining athleticism/production/skills from both TA and Z-Bo is VERY evident in the starting 5. We aren't building leads at the beginning of games, and we aren't maintaining leads to start 3rd Quarters. TA is the biggest culprit lately, and thankfully HCDJ has given him a very short leash. I'm all in favor of starting Barnes next to Green, and bringing Lee and TA off the bench. Lee hated giving up his starting spot, but he's now become a reliable bench weapon.
On a related note, why not get really crazy and start JaMGreen over Z-Bo? I think Z-Bo has been more effective playing Center lately over PF - he's a lot less likely to have to chase a shooter all the way to the 3pt line. I think a bench of Chalmers/Lee/TA/Carter/Z-Bo would put a lot of fear in the opposing Bench Unit. A starting 5 of Conley/Green/Barnes/Green/Gasol has a LOT more upside than our current unit, on both sides of the ball.
Here's your nickname for TA/JJ - DOUBLE DRAGON
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