I think he will see regular playing time over 20 minutes this year. They finally need him and don’t have other options. Between Ward+ Tillman playing 40 minutes at the five, that’s a really steady group. Will give them consistent scoring, rebounding down there.
I suspect that will be very matchup dependent. Down the line, you wonder if Bingham or Henry doesn’t end up factoring in there as well. Henry would make a lot of sense at the four if you are playing a team like Michigan that has four perimeter players.
That makes sense. That 4 spot still seems fairly blah to me, and that’s 15 minutes a game with Tillman and Goins (or Ahrens), which is solid but limited. And match-up stuff can work, but then you’re also in a situation where you might be depending on your B guys in crucial games and giving limited minutes to your best guys.
None of it is bad, but It puts a lot of pressure on the backcourt to be really, really good if they’re going to be conference contenders and a top 15 team.