Francis may not start? If there is any chance in rehabbing Steve, and probably put a happy face on Magic’s season, a decision of not starting Francis may ruin it altogether. You may, as well put him on the trading block. The quotes from coach Hill do not specify the starting point guard issue; just that he is not decided on the starting lineup. However, Tim Povtak of Sentinel reports that: “Magic Coach Brian Hill said he was undecided about Francis regaining his starting role immediately, hinting that second-year point guard Jameer Nelson may be replacing him.” Povtak does not inculde a direct qoute from the coach.
I thought first that coach Hill was tinkering with the starting lineup going small with Jameer and Steve as guards and moving Deshawn to small forward if Grant is not able to go. Looking at the WAS’s backcourt of Arenas and Buttler, that does not seem to be an option.
Please air your views on this issue. Big Figure, please enlighten us with your analysis of tonight’s match.