Preferred Early Season Depth Chart? (not including Boozer of course)

Here's mine.

1. Derrick Rose - C.J. Watson  ok, that's pretty obvious

2. Keith Bogans - Ronnie Brewer - James Johnson  Bogans seems much more familiar with/comfortable in Thib's systems at this point, but would like to phase out Bogans as a starter, and substitute Brewer later to guard opposing starting SGs and wings. (assuming Deng's three point stroke is the real deal to create a little space in the starting lineup.)

3. Luol Deng - Kyle Korver - James Johnson  would like some scoring spark from Korver off the bench.  I trust him to be somewhat consistent in that regard.  JJ should get some PT.  He's shown improvement and is quite an athlete; I'm not sure he can get time on this roster though.  

4. Taj Gibson - Joakim Noah - Brian Scalabrine  Joakim has shown that he can play the 4, and JOMER is just fun. (in nomenclature, and having a huge lineup) 

5. Joakim Noah - Omer Asik - Kurt Thomas


Obviously, without Boozer, we need the most help at the 4.  I've been pleasantly surprised at Omer's play, he doesn't do too many stupid things, plays defense, and knows what to do when he gets close with the ball in his hands.  Hopefully Kurt plays less or learns to shoot better, he played 17 min a game last year at a .333 clip : /  (but has been much more efficient this preseason at .469, and he was also playing for the knicks....) 

Remembering the Eddy Curry/Tyson Chandler years, I think Omer is off to a much better start with less pressure. (not saying much here - and we're not really rebuilding anymore! That's kind of disorienting after we sucked for so long)

Joakim's minutes are gonna be a little high, and I would rather not give him too many before the games really matter, considering his foot issues.  Don't know what to do there.

I'm pretty impressed with our bench brigade after making this chart, even with Boozer out, I think they should be able to do some damage against opposing benches

I think if we do any early season signings, a big man would be best.

Do you think Brewer should play some three behind Luol?  (I'm not sure, but they seem pretty interchangeable, except for Deng's three point abilites (feels really weird saying that))


Your depth chart in the comments!

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