The Backup Guard Carousel Keeps Spinning
I have no clue what Monty Williams is doing with Tyler Johnson. After not playing the previous six games, Tyler was one of the first guys off the bench Tuesday night, seemingly taking the Elie Okobo‘s spot in the rotation.
He commemorated the moment by promptly bricking a 3-pointer off the backboard in a shot that looked like it was capable of shattering the glass.
He settled down after that, however, and thanks to some unenthusiastic Mavs defense, knocked down three of his next five wide-open 3s.
He wasn’t the only backup guard who looked more comfortable. Ty Jerome came in and had 12 points in 23 minutes of action. He looked much more relaxed playing point guard and not the backup shooting guard role he did the last few games with Tyler Johnson on the bench.
Hopefully this will give him some confidence moving forward.
Jevon Carer came in and played a roaming hybrid position that worked okay for him. He will never be a big stat sheet stuffer but his presence is felt on the court.
However, no one’s presence is felt on the court more than a one, Devin Armani Booker.