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The slots CAN be interchangeable, but I agree that they were not used that

way too much last season. The offense last season drifted toward ...

a) three-man interior motion a lot and unless Clark/Beekman both are in the motion, their roles are different there

b) spread ball screen, which can have either in a creator role but most reps went to Clark when they chose this

c) 5 out/4 around 1 "principles" motion ... the roles here are interchangeable but it's use felt sporadic or merged with a/b AND some players were more aggressive/placed in mid-post playmaker spots more often, including Clark.

d) The old "sides" motion base offense ... interchangeable roles here too

With that said, the offense with Bennett trends toward what fits the high usage players the best in a given year. Last year, the offense was tailored to try to best maximize Huff, Hauser, and Murphy. It worked from an efficiency standpoint, but faltered from a consistency standpoint for a long stretch midseason and critically in the Ohio NCAA Tournament game.

That doesn't mean at all that the offense will place the Clark and Beekman dynamic in the same situation this season. It will depend on who the high usage players settle out to be in the next few months. Most guesses would be Gardner, Franklin, Clark, and Beekman at the top of that pecking order today. Considering that three of those are combo guards or have the potential to run the offense through, it could lead to different emphasis for the offense to fit them best. We'll see.

(In response to this post by Seattleapp)

Posted: 07/16/2021 at 10:04AM


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  I agree with you ** -- Seattleapp 07/16/2021 09:37AM

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