So, who should Monty Williams play?
All of this puts Monty Williams with a tough decision. With no clear leader for the role of backup point guard, should James Jones seek a player on another team? Perhaps a lingering free agent? Perhaps bring back Tyler Ulis?
What will probably happen is each player will get their run of four or five games and when they falter, it’ll be the next man up.
I’m not a huge fan of that strategy, but if no one plays the to level of owning that role, it is tough to just pick one for the sake of picking one.
If I was forced to pick one, I’d probably roll with Jevon Carter.
His defense in unmatched by any of the other options and with most of the other stat lines being equal, give me a bulldog to frustrate the opposing team’s backup point guard.
Even though he has limited ability to create his own offense, he has also shown the ability to knock down an open 3, and honestly, that is probably good enough.
But also, if I were James Jones, I’d be looking for a veteran point guard option out there. You know. Just in case.