Monday, January 9, 2012

Maalik Wayns: Oxymoron

In direct response to his struggles playing point guard, Jay Wright decided to try something new: Maalik Wayns at a different position. The very idea of Wayns at a position called "shooting guard" is enough to make the average Villanova fan get heart palpitations. You know what though? It actually makes sense. If Wayns has the ball on fewer possessions, he'll be in less of a position to impulsively shoot terrible shots, and he'll be forced to move off the ball. In the role of ball-distributor, he took a ton of terrible shots and wasn't in good position to take the shots he did take.

In this role, the point guard can use discretion and simply keep the ball away from Wayns when he's in the shooting (and missing) mood. This is a win-win for the entire team!

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