What are some Wolves lineups we’ll see on the floor this season? Assuming Nikola Pekovic’s contract is finalized according to plan and players remain healthy, I’ve broken down possible combinations for who would be in the starting five, and have included the positives and negatives for each.
I call this the “Five with Fire”, because what is a lineup without a corny nickname:
- Ricky Rubio
- Kevin Martin
- Chase Budinger
- Kevin Love
- Nikola Pekovic
In this five, Chase Budinger starts at swingman. Most of the lineups will contain the Ricky Rubio and Kevin Martin backcourt and with Budinger’s cutting and spot-up shooting abilities, fits right in. His length and speed makes him a tough guard for opponents not used to chasing a faster 3 around the floor. Look for Chase to cut around screens for catch and shoot opportunities as well as backdoor cuts to the basket such as this one: [Read more…]