May 9, 2023; Denver, Colorado, USA; Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker (1) controls the ball against Denver Nuggets forward Aaron Gordon (50) as forward Michael Porter Jr. (1) defends in the third quarter during game five of the 2023 NBA playoffs at Ball Arena. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports
How should Michael Malone adjust his starting lineup with Aaron Gordon out?
Adam Mares: I'd love to see Peyton Watson get those minutes for a variety of reasons. First, he plays the most like Gordon offensively when he shares the court with Jokic. He obviously doesn't have the strength and power of Gordon but he is surprisingly crafty in that role for a 21 year old. Giving him more minutes alongside Jokic could help speed up his development. But equally as important are the matchups that are coming up on the schedule. The Grizzlies play Jaren Jackson Jr. as a weak side roamer. The Thunder use Chet Holmgren the same way. These games could provide a good test kitchen for what MPJ l...
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