UPDATE(11/14): Latest rumor, from KC Johnson (via TYI): Nocioni starting for Tyrus Thomas. Because Skiles hates rebounds. I'd actually be somewhat supportive if it was only for the Phoenix game (since they can't rebound either). But we know Skiles won't change things game-to-game.
Funny that this strategy can apply just fine with Nocioni coming off the bench, yet somehow so far he hasn't stopped any 'snowballing' of missed shots. While Noc has a higher FG% than Gordon this year, he doesn't on 3-pointers where he's at 23%, and that's bolstered by a garbage-time performance on Saturday. (Why does Skiles have to do anything? Stuff like this makes me cite stats from 6 freaking games.)
The idea is then presented to (of course) get Gordon out of the lineup, by moving Deng to the two:
This is a slightly better idea than starting Duhon, but having the slowest wings in the league face Phoenix seems like recipe for disaster.
Plus the inherent problem with continuing to jerk around Gordon (how's his shot, historically?), but we went over that already. For his part, Gordon's resigned to 'whatever's best for the team' mode. But the best for the team is for Ben Gordon to be playing well.
Skiles needs to stop these 'win-now' shenanigans. You don't need to pander to us by 'trying stuff'. Just let them play their way out of it, or the season's screwed regardless.