2. Discussing the starting lineup, I feel Miles needs to reshuffle a few things. It seems Miles has played Parker, Webster, Watson exclusively at the 1 and 2. There have been a few times I noticed McVeigh and White sliding up to the 2; however, the focus seems to be 3 guys holding down 2 spots. At the 5, Miles lately seems to be focusing upon Hammonds, Jacobson, and, less and less, Morrow. The remaining 3 and 4 spots are left for McVeigh, Shields, White, and Fuller. This strategy limits the development of Morrow (who is getting fewer and fewer minutes). I would like to see Morrow slide to the 4 and White slide to the 2.
Any idea how much foul trouble is leading to the cut in Morrow's minutes?
Just my opinion (this specific question has never come up in my conversations), Morrow's foul troubles are from playing out of position. There have been a few games where Morrow has played solid defense at the 5. However, a number of the 5's he has matched up against are 5th year seniors or 4th year juniors. These guys are more physically mature with at least 2 years of conditioning over Morrow. After a while the kid is going to wear down. When that happens, Morrow fouls. Moving Morrow to the 4 would probably see a reduction in fouls as there would be a more favorable match up.
Further, just my opinion, starting Jacobson at the 5 makes sense as he seems to have more physical endurance to guard the position. Same with Hammond (although, I still am concerned with his mental toughness). Morrow definitely has a better offensive skill set though, but Jacobson/Hammod are just better suited (from a physical standpoint) to play the 5. With Shields entrenched at the 4, Morrow basically has to wait until Jacobson/Hammond or Shields needs a breather to come in. Even then, Miles still can decide to send in Fuller (more experience and physical development) or McVeigh (3pt shooting stretch defenses).