I like the lineup of Belo, Trent, Hutch, Hawk and Kofi/Payne. Plummer can rotate at the two guard spots and Grandy can play the 3/4 role. The 9th/10th man can fight between Podz, Goode and RJ.Yeah I see him as playing the 4. I’d be very surprised if our starters are anything but:
Payne or Kofi
If Kofi is gone, I think our style will be spread out, drive and kick, 30 threes a night. Rebounding will go from our greatest strength to greatest weakness. Swapping Ayo/Kofi/Miller for Plummer/Payne/Curbelo is a massive size difference.
Don't underestimate Coleman Hawkins! The kid can play! More minutes and more experience will make all the difference for these players. That's the only issue I have with this covid year being given is because it's blocking a younger player gaining valuable and much needed experience and growth for an on the way out player who most likely won't raise their stock much more than it already has been in the for years they've had. But I understand from the coaches and returning players view point. Gained valuable info and a chance to implement that in their game to try to achieve a higher goal. I-L-LWe played really well without Ayo but that doesn’t mean he’s not a great player. I think we still need a better option at the 4 but if we get that we could be a more complete team. *could* is an important word here.