I still think we should be slotting Wagner in as the stretch 4 for most of his minutes, and some combination of Teske and Davis at the 5, for as much as we want to have two bigs in at the same time. Then if we want to run a smaller lineup, give Robinson or Livers some minutes at the 4. I agree that having Robinson starting at the 4 is not an ideal situation. Better for him to get most of his minutes backing up the 3, and maybe a little time at the 4 if we’re playing a heavy zone team.
And yes, we’ll probably miss Walton’s 3 point shooting, but Irvin was actually pretty bad on 3s last year, so that won’t be that hard to replace. Point guard is the least of our concerns, actually. I doubt anyone will be as good as Walton was down the stretch last year, but Simmons is experienced, productive, and has a good skill set for Beilein’s offense. Pretty high floor there. If Simpson shows reasonable improvement as a backup, that position is in good hands, even if Brooks doesn’t contribute. It would be nice to see Poole giving MAAR some quality backup minutes, though.