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    How about Clark and Wesley switching positions?

    I wonder if it would be better for those guys to switch positions and have Clark be the 2 and Johnson be the 3. Wesley is a good rebounder and is a little slow to be guarding a shooting guard. Maybe its too late in the year to do that. What do you guys think?



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    Re: Clark and Wesley switching positions?

    The way you worded the title of this thread, it seemed like what you want to happen was actually in the works.

    Misleading, but interesting.

    First of all, the 2 and 3 are already interchangable in the offense, and Clark continiously guards the opponents best shooter.

    I would also like to see WJ back in the painbt some more, but with his foot, I can't say hwne this could occur.



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    Re: How about Clark and Wesley switching positions?

    Thanks for the title edit!!!



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    Re: How about Clark and Wesley switching positions?

    I too think Wesley may be more effective closer to the rim. I think his athleticism takes over and he's able to just "play" basketball.

    Hard to tell however how much his injury is still effecting him. It may also be mental as some players after an injury have a hard time just playing again without worry of additional injury.



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    Re: How about Clark and Wesley switching positions?

    I love Clark and while he has improved his dribbling a lot it's not something we want to see a lot of.



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    Re: How about Clark and Wesley switching positions?

    What position they play on offense need not correspond to who they guard on defense.


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    Re: How about Clark and Wesley switching positions?

    I think he is just fine at the 2 position. Like an earlier post stated the 2 isn't much different than the 3 offensively and Clark is already guarding their best player. I think we will see Wesely improve his rebounding, defense, and aggressiveness towards the rim as his foot heals and he gains confidence in it.

    Although I think the 2 is the position for him I would like to see him play the 4 from time to time.



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    Re: How about Clark and Wesley switching positions?

    I don't think Rahshon has the ball handling to pull it off, and I would rather see him closer to the basket.



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    Quote Originally Posted by ScottyP View Post
    I wonder if it would be better for those guys to switch positions and have Clark be the 2 and Johnson be the 3. Wesley is a good rebounder and is a little slow to be guarding a shooting guard. Maybe its too late in the year to do that. What do you guys think?
    I think that they are doing a good job this year at their positions. They one on the road to Oregon State and beat Iowa at home



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    Re: How about Clark and Wesley switching positions?

    The only advantage I see is getting Wesley used to playing the forward role. He's going to be our 3 for the next two years so maybe hone his skills now and put Clark in the 2 spot.



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    Re: How about Clark and Wesley switching positions?

    Quote Originally Posted by MJAnderson View Post
    I think he is just fine at the 2 position. Like an earlier post stated the 2 isn't much different than the 3 offensively and Clark is already guarding their best player. I think we will see Wesely improve his rebounding, defense, and aggressiveness towards the rim as his foot heals and he gains confidence in it.

    Although I think the 2 is the position for him I would like to see him play the 4 from time to time.

    I agree with this the 2 and 3 are very similar and I think once Johnson's foot is fully healed you will see him getting a lot more rebounds


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    Re: How about Clark and Wesley switching positions?

    Not only are the 2-3 very similar, they are basically the exact same position. You aren't going to have three guys posting up around the hoop on offense, it would obviously create too much congestion. Any posting up you would see from these two would be resulting from who is gaurding them more than if they are the 2 or the 3.



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    Re: How about Clark and Wesley switching positions?

    Clark can't play a "true" 2 because he can't drible that well. I think both his ball handling and 3 point shooting look improved so far but he's too athletic to be playing away from the basket or handling the ball more. I think what we need to do maybe take WJ out early then bring him in when Clark comes out. I'd rather have them both on the floor but right now we have to work with the cards we are dealt. Next year I'm guessing WJ moves to the 3 and Staiger is at the 2.


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    Re: How about Clark and Wesley switching positions?

    I think next year will be interesting. I still think we will see some 2 out of Wesely. From what I've heard Lucca has a little work to do on his ball handling so maybe he'll play some 3? Either way it really doesn't matter because these positions are very similar, however we are going to have to have somebody match the defensive intensity that Clark is giving us right now.



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    Re: How about Clark and Wesley switching positions?

    Quote Originally Posted by MJAnderson View Post
    Although I think the 2 is the position for him I would like to see him play the 4 from time to time.
    I'm sorry, but I can't agree. He already knows how to play the 4, and isn't best suited there. If healthy, he really needs all the court time he can get to adapt to playing on the wing, both for later in the season, and next year. Not to mention where he'll be playing in the pros.



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